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Wednesdays & Fridays in Lent: Stations of the Cross

“As we walk the stations today, let us think about [the road Jesus trod]. Every single millimeter, every single inch of dirt on which we walk includes the dust from the shoes and the tears from the eyes of pilgrims. They–we–weep for the prisoner condemned as The King of the Jews, ‘despised and rejected,’ carrying so much more than a heavy, bruising, rough beam of wood. He is ‘enduring the suffering that should have been ours, the pain we should have borne.”   “Jesus takes up his Cross” We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you: Because by your…

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Wednesdays & Fridays in Lent: Stations of the Cross

As we come to the First Station of the Cross we are confronted head-on with a divine reversal. God turns everything we hold so precious upside down. All the things we hold so dear—wealth, power, security—are replaced by a crown of thorns. It is here at the First Station of the Cross that we see the divine reversal as God’s Son wears a crown of thorns. We will ask ourselves during these fourteen Stations of the Cross whether we are willing to be disciples of Jesus. How willing are we to wear a crown of thorns? ~ John Peterson, A…