Friday, March 1, 2013

Stations

When you mention "Stations" in the Catholic Church - everyone knows you are referring to the devotion known more formally as The Stations of the Cross. Every Friday evening during Lent at 7:00 pm we gather as priests - deacons - altar servers - the faithful - to pray the Stations of the Cross. It is a prayerful devotion that takes about 15 minutes but is very meaningful. In this devotion we walk - figuratively and literally - through the steps that Jesus took on His way to Calvary. It is a meditation - a reflection - on how He got to that point in His life - how we - the sinners - put Him there - what we did - what we did not do - to cause His death. It is sad - solemn - tearful - enlightening. We pause - if only for 15 minutes - to reflect on where we fit in - in God's plan - what we are called to do - how we may make things better - in our own life - in the lives of people around us.
Jesus walked everywhere He went - though desert - through villages - through cities - often alone - often with His disciples. In Lent - Jesus invites each of us - to walk the Stations - with Him.

Deacon Dale 

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