Dear St. George Parents,
This week our 8th graders presented the Stations of the Cross for the entire school body on Wednesday morning. It was so nice to see this tradition continue, and I wanted to share the unique way we engage the students in the stations of the cross. For each station, the student portraying Jesus helps us understand what Jesus might have been thinking and feeling as he walked the long road to his crucifixion. Following the thoughts and voice of Jesus, another student guides us through a reflection that connects our everyday present life to Jesus’ journey. Below you will see the script read for the First Station: Jesus is condemned to death.
JESUS’ REFLECTION: So this is how it all begins . . . sentenced like a common criminal. Could these really be the same people who cried “Hosanna” and wanted to make me king only days ago? Now they’re screaming for me to be crucified. Even the lies they’ve made up about me don’t deserve this kind of punishment.
ENGAGING REFLECTION: How often do I go along with the crowd instead of standing up for what I believe in? When do I let others control my thinking because I want to be their friend? Would I have joined this crowd condemning Jesus? Lord, there were so many people willing to believe the lies told about you and go along with it. Give me the strength to stand up for what I believe in. Please forgive me when I don’t do what I know is right and I go along with the crowd. I’m sorry for the times I might have hurt others because of my own selfishness.
You are all invited to join us virtually (St. George Church YouTube) each Wednesday during Lent at 8:00 as we pray the Stations of the Cross.
Mrs. Angele Fontenot