Many parishes includes a 15 th station representing the Resurrection of our Lord. To highlight the unity of the Paschal mystery: Life, death, and resurrection of our Lord.
What is the Spiritual theme found in the stations of the Cross?
Praying the stations of the cross help us reflect and experience on the mystery of salvific suffering.
Christ the suffering servant becomes in his suffering solidarious with those who are oppressed by pain, injustice and indifference and those who are oppressed by pain, injustice and indifference can identify with and draw hope from the suffering of the savior.
In a sense, the way of the cross reminds us that we are not alone in our own sorrowful journey; Christ our savior is walking along with us giving us the strength to face of our pain, fears and disappointments, reminding us every step of the way of the future glory that awaits those who rely on God as their hope and salvation.
" He had no form or comeliness that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our grieves and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all" .
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