Dear Jesus, you name us your friends
and call us to go forward with you
on the way to the cross.
Since you first walked that road
countless millions have followed you
down the path of self-giving love.
In all that we do as your disciples,
save us from false familiarity with your journey.
May we never presume to step into your shoes,
but make us humble enough to fit our own,
and to walk in love and wonder behind you.
(From Stages on the Way, Iona Community, adapted)