I love to be inspired and look for creative ways to be reminded of the journey to the Cross during Holy Week. Scott Erickson has a great way of merging today’s value in Art and the Spiritual Journey we all take to the Cross. Hope this inspires you this week as well.
The Stations of the Cross began as a practice that pilgrims would have when they were retracing Jesus’ finals 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 the Holy City, they created these stations of meditation that became in itself a tradition. Today, you can find this tradition on the inside of many churches.
This journey to the cross is not only a meditation of Jesus accomplishing what he came to do – the redemption of humanity through his own willful sacrifice – but it’s also a contemplation of Jesus silently participating in some of the worst aspects of being human. We see him being tempted. Betrayed by a friend. Convicted in an unjust system. Pain. Mockery. Public humiliation. Broken family relationships.
He was one who was not separate from our own pain.
I don’t think our deepest question is “Is there a God?”
IS GOD REALLY IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THIS?