You might ask yourself, so why don't Michele and
Anitra just get morbidly depressed thinking about these things all day?
Sometimes we do.
But contemplating death and suffering does not make us want to give up. It instead brings an ever-greater sense of the value of human life; a drive to ACT to reaffirm that value, to rise above the death and suffering. In effect, it renews our faith in a better reality when we find ourselves outraged by shameful things, shameful acts, shameful neglect.
In meditating on these Stations of the Cross, we came to believe that people of faith truly are the key to change - those who use empathy, remembrance, belief, and action to live out the Biblical mandates to welcome the wanderers and love others as we love ourselves.
sentenced to death
when we all
we admire those who stand up for the truth
what awards do we give
a small kindness done
for there will be pain
curse God and die;