Luke 23: 26 ” And when they led Him away, they laid hold of one Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus.”
The symbolism of Simon carrying the cross is the church carrying on with the mission of Christ. Always remember that the cross is Christs and though you may be mocked it is Christ that is mocked. And Christ will carry your cross yet you will suffer, there will be sorrow in this life. Allow Christ to carry your burden. Simon carried the end of the cross while Christ bore the heaviest traverse beam. Always remember that it is Christ’s Church and His burden. You are to carry on and grow in His burden yet He shall always be the head. Look at that honor that Simon received from that short act and so you as you press into the still small voice to be given the burden so too will shoulder the cross knowing it is Christ’s.
Daily prayer: ” Lord of Lords I thank you for allowing me, for using me to carry your cross in the work of your church. Oh Lord teach me to bear the cross knowing it is your cross and I a servant there of. If it be Thy will, show me how I may render service to others loving Thy neighbor as you have requested and commanded. O Divine Lord may Thy will be done through me. Amen!!!!”