If we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.  – Rom 6:8

Reflection.  True disciples willingly accept their share of the Passion of Christ.  For without a common fate with the Lord, there is no common life with Him.  Think about that.

Prayer.  Lord, give me the strength to endure the sufferings that I must endure.  Let me bear my cross without complaint.  Teach me to unite my pain with Your Passion.