The Stations of the Cross began as a remembrance that pilgrims had when they were
retracing Jesus’ final steps in Jerusalem up to the hill where He was crucified.
Wanting to share that practice and experience with people who couldn’t make the trip to
Jerusalem, they created local stations of meditation that became in itself a tradition.
You can find this tradition on the inside of many churches still today.
Many of us feel the weight of anxiety and fear as we journey through the current world.
We are told many narratives of how it is and what is to come. During this season of
Lent, we as a community look to the life and teachings of Jesus. We think that One who
was in the midst of such political and empirical turmoil, who spoke the words of “Be not
afraid”… and “Come to me all you are weary and carrying a heavy load, for I will give
you rest”… is someone who can illuminate our desperate viewpoint.