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02/24/2013 05:49 pm ET | Updated Apr 26, 2013

The Stations of the Cross

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A Lenten tradition in Western Christianity is to meditate upon the journey Christ took to Calvary. These stations or steps are found both in the Scriptures and in the traditions and legends of Catholic Christianity. For many this practice is used to participate in the suffering and sacrifice endured by Christ. I encourage you to also take up this journey seeing within each station a calling for the modern, progressive Christian to grow in the ways and love of God. Meditate upon each station considering the questions or thoughts presented with a Scriptural verse to ponder and a brief prayer of the heart. In John 15:12 Jesus tells us, "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." Only by walking with Christ and seeing just how much he truly loved everyone can we begin to love others in the same fashion.

Let us now participate with Christ by growing in honesty, love, virtue, and even vulnerability seeking to be transformed into a holy icon of God's love.

Stations of the Cross