Lent commemorates the passion and death of Jesus Christ. In a Catholic world, meditating the Way of the Cross, the last moments on the life of Jesus Christ, is part of the tradition. The Way of the Cross has fourteen stations. The Passion, Mel Gibson’s movie made millions of dollars. It’s very graphic.Catholic means universal. One doesn’t have to be a Catholic to understand these Stations of the Cross. These stations include all religions and belief system on Earth. How would you as a person or organization or leader build a better world, a caring place, and a safe environment. In a more global view, the fourteen stations could be depicted as follows:
The First Station: Jesus Is Condemned To Death ~ Kevin Carter
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I looked in the mirror and what did I see,
but a little old lady peering back at me
With bags and sags and wrinkles and wispy white hair,
and I asked my reflection,
How did you get there?”
You once were straight and vigorous and now you’re stooped and weak,
when I tried so hard to keep you from becoming an antique.
My reflection’s eyes twinkled as she solemnly replied,
you’re looking at the gift wrap and not the jewel inside
A living gem and precious, of unimagined worth
Unique and true, the real you, the only you on earth.
The years that spoil your gift-wrap with other things more cruel,
should purify and strengthen, and polish up that jewel.
So focus your attention on the inside, not the out
On being kinder, wiser, more content and more devout
Then, when your gift-wrap’s stripped away your jewel will be set free,
to radiate God’s glory throughout eternity.
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