They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus. They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha, which means the place of the skull. (Mark 15:21-22)
Jesus always welcomed the help of very ordinary people. And yet we remember that he said to take up our own cross and follow him. He said something about becoming a servant of all, of putting ourselves last and others first. Is this what it means to be a servant? Is this man from Cyrene modeling for us the path of discipleship? How can we be useful to our Lord?