And then, we are told in the gospel of Luke, Simon of Cyrene is forced to carry the cross for Jesus. This is different than the depiction in the video, where Simon steps forward—where Simon volunteers to walk beside Jesus.
Scripture tells us something different: this burden was forced upon Simon.
Sometimes—often—perhaps even almost always—we do not choose to walk in the way of pain. The Lord Jesus may embrace pain because of love, but we are not as brave as our Savior.
And despite this, He lets us join Him.
You can read the rest of it here, at Biola's site.
Peace of Christ to you,