Our church's outdoor Stations of the Cross drew hundreds of participants. It was a beautiful Spring day with temperatures close to 70 degrees. Many of us came with quieted hearts, hoping to align our sufferings and pain with Christ.
Nicholas, Jack and Gus follow others as we sing and pray along the way.
As I looked up from my prayers, I was surprised to find Nick at the front of the crowd...Jack and Gus not far behind...positioning himself to be selected to take a turn carrying Christ's Cross. I worried that it might be too heavy for him, but it wasn't. He carried it along with another young friend from youth group. Symbolizing that even our children, walk along with Christ and have their own crosses to bear.
Back at the church, near the end of our stations, Nick assists one of the adults in propping up the Cross.
We adore you Oh Christ and we bless you, because by your cross you have redeemed the world.