Way of Cross takes Jesus’ point of view to help others carry crosses

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March 30, 2015

Actor portrays Jesus during World Youth Day Way of Cross service

Stations of the Cross (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People following the Stations of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum this year will be guided in an exercise of imagining what Jesus was thinking and feeling along the Via Dolorosa.

Those moments of bitterness and pain — “Now I am sharing the ultimate, painful experience of every human being near death,” one meditation says — also are accompanied by moments of faith and gratitude, especially for the assistance and consolation Jesus experiences along the way.

Written by an Italian bishop well-known for leading spiritual exercises, the meditations are meant to inspire today’s men and women to think about their own crosses in light of Jesus’ passion and how, by following his way, they can endure and find new meaning and life.

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