Every year at this time, the focus on Fridays seems to turn its focus to the Way of the Cross, but do we really understand the message behind these stations in the life of Jesus? The Way of the Cross truly is a way for our lives and guiding steps to unite ourselves to the Passion of Christ that has already been and is yet to come. It was and is Pope Francis’ prayer that the Cross reveal to us the promise and way of the Resurrection. As we contemplate this way we can see that the Cross is more than something ugly, cruel and evil. Rather, we can see it for the truth of miraculous love, mercy and forgiveness it reveals. Let the Way of the Cross become a way of life that leads to freedom from sin and death to new life in the Risen Lord.

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