We are all different types of learners. Some of us can read and understand. Others of us can hear and understand. And, still others of us only ever get it when we can touch and feel and experience something.
On Good Friday, we invite you to join us for an experiential journey – to physically take up the cross, feel its weight, and imagine what it was like for Jesus. We’ll gather at the Brooks’s house at 8:30 AM and walk the “Good Friday Cross” to Restoration. The journey is about a mile long and we take about an hour, stopping along the way to pray the fourteen stations of the cross. When we arrive at church, we’ll process the cross into the Sanctuary and lay it down, readying it to receive written reflections of our sins which we literally nail to the cross. On Saturday night, at the beginning of the Great Vigil of Easter, we gather around the bonfire and tear our sins from the cross and throw them in the fire.
Please come. Come even if you read this and get it. Come even if you heard about others who experienced it last year and you get it. Come. Bear the cross. Feel it’s weight. Walk the journey, just so that you can understand maybe a little bit differently this year the “overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God”.
Email Steve Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.