STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Fifth Station — The Cross Is Laid On Simon Of Cyrene, by Evelyn Underhill

March 19, 2014

From The Path of Eternal Wisdom, written under the pseudonym, John Cordelier Humanity’s First Opportunity – Active Cooperation If we – as one of the penalties inseparable from human devotion to great causes – feel as we rise higher a growing desire to disallow our kinship with the ordinary and unspiritual: what, then, must it have been for Perfect Strength and Perfect Liberty, self-limited to the point at which he became tempted in all things as we are, to find that his very mission of redemption could not be performed with the help of other men? The Incarnate God alone could not carry the cross.  He must have man – mere normal male energy – to help him on his way.  The solidarity of mankind – more, of all life – the [...]