The Stations of the Cross
Walk the narrow streets of old Jerusalem today and you will discover plaques along the way that include the Stations of the Cross. This is the original Via Dolorosa, the sad road that Jesus walked with his cross – almost. For you see the actual blood-stained cobblestones upon which he walked are buried many feet below current street level, covered with the detritus of twenty centuries. There are other current roads around the world where modern cross bearers share his cross – the paths of Africa and the Middle East, the roads to homeless shelters, the streets past foreclosed houses. Christ still walks beside his followers as they carry their own heavy crosses.