Today, our class, Saint Martin de Porres did a liturgy on the Stations of the Cross. Each class in school painted two Stations and we wrote reflections for each one. Some people read their own reflections and some people made freeze frames based on their Station. We prepared a beautiful reflection space in the middle of the room and borrowed a giant cross from Fr Paul but you couldn’t really see it on Teams.
When the Liturgy started, Mrs Abell was trying to share sound but she couldn’t. So the technological expert, Mr Mount came and helped. It was a very beautiful and symbolic Liturgy. Here are some of our reflections:
Reflection by Joseph: Jesus was condemned even though He had done nothing wrong. He didn’t complain though, He stayed silent and even when He was cursed didn’t respond. When you are told to do something, do it quietly. When you have to stand up for justice, do not be afraid to speak out.
Reflection by Lyndon: Jesus could carry the cross but He permits Simon of Cyrene to help Him. We need help in life too. Help us Jesus to help each other when we are tired or finding things hard.
Reflection by Donald: Jesus knew what it felt like to be treated unfairly. The men of Jerusalem made the women feel unimportant but Jesus stood up for them. That’s why they were so sad to see Him suffer so much. Help us to be faithful to our friends.
Reflection by Julia and Bethany: Jesus was walking down the path as He started to feel dizzy and His head throbbed with pain. He never gave up and kept on going, suddenly He felt like He couldn’t walk anymore and His face hit the hard stone street. As He tried to pick Himself up, He falls back down.
The soldiers made Him get back up by tying a rope around His waist and pulling Him up. Jesus felt tired and weak but He got to His feet and carried on walking.
The cross shows us that it is human to fail. I’m sorry Jesus for the times we get things wrong. Teach us to be humble, resilient and forgiving of ourselves and others when we fail and to pick ourselves up and keep going.
Written by Supreet, Sophie, Eser, Aiden