Christ Takes up His Cross
We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You
because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 
~ Isaiah 53:4-5.
"If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me."
~Luke 9:23
"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy, and My burden light." 

~Matthew 11:28-29