Friday, February 15, 2008
Stations of the Cross
This evening, my family again attended the parish Stations of the Cross, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Although I didn't grow up participating in this devotion, I have come to love it since I've learned about it. My sweet little boy, who is an altar server, was happy to be one of the candle bearers during the Stations. The candles they carry are actually pretty heavy... big brass (beautiful) things with the danger of fire at the top. I noticed this evening that it was actually a pretty hard thing for those two little boys to carry and hold those candles during the entire 14 stations. They did well. I was thinking 'preparation for the priesthood'... my husband was thinking that it was great preparation for standing at attention at West Point for 45 minutes for inspection in the ranks with a 12 pound weapon.