EXALTING THE CROSS IN OUR LIFE
The Way of the Cross…invites all of us, and families in particular, to contemplate Christ crucified in order to have the force to overcome difficulties. The cross of Christ is the supreme sign of God’s love for every man and woman, the superabundant response to every person’s need for love. At times of trouble, when our families have to face pain and adversity, let us look to Christ’s cross. There we can find the courage and strength to press on…
IIN TIMES OF TRIAL AND TRIBULATION, WE ARE NOT ALONE; THE FAMILY IS NOT ALONE. JESUS IS PRESENT WITH HIS LOVE, HE SUSTAINS THEM BY HIS GRACE and the strength needed to carry on, to make sacrifices and to overcome every obstacle. And it is to this love of Christ that we must turn when human turmoil and difficulties threaten the unity of our lives and our families. The mystery of Christ’s suffering, Death and Resurrection inspires us to go on in hope: times of trouble and testing, when endured with Christ, with faith in him, already contain the light of the Resurrection, the new life of a world reborn, the Passover of all those who believe in his Word.
IN THAT CRUCITIED MAN WHO IS THE SON OF GOD, EVEN DEATH ITSELF TAKES ON NEW MEANING AND PURPOSE: IT IS REDEEMED AND OVERCOME, IT BECOMES A PASSAGE TO NEW LIFE.
by: Pope Benedict XVI
I should explain to those who are not Catholic, the Way of the Cross, are pictures or Crosses placed around inside the walls of the church, there are 14 stations and each one represents part of Christ’s journey from the scourging and crowning of thorns to the end when Mary and his friends took Him down from the cross. It is to help us remember His Crucifixion and help in our journey. It is quite emotional and rewarding.