A Child’s Reflection on Stations of the Cross

Why I like Stations of the Cross

I like Stations of the Cross because some are very personal. They speak to me. They call us to think and meditate on how Jesus sacrificed himself out of love on the cross for our sins: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises, we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).  In praying the stations, we imagine ourselves walking beside Jesus on this journey. During Lent, we get this opportunity to walk with Him. The Stations of the Cross remind us about the core beliefs of our religion in a practical way, and as kids, it makes it easier to understand Jesus’ passion, crucifixion and death on the cross. I like how involved the Stations of the Cross is. It allows participants to follow Jesus’ final journey in a variety of ways. It’s particularly beneficial for kids, and youth groups, as it offers various roles for kids to play, for example, reading or holding symbolic items like the cross or candles. As kids, this involvement helps us learn valuable lessons about kindness, forgiveness, and the significance of Jesus’ life. It’s one of the traditional devotional methods for children to connect with their faith in their spiritual journey. Each station allows us to find personal meaning and connection. Like Simon of Cyrene, Mother Mary, and other women who bravely accompanied Jesus to the end, let us accompany Jesus on His Journey.

Clara