by DESIREE MENDEZ//Staff Writer
St. Paul Lutheran Church, St. Luke Episcopal Church, St. Michael Catholic Church and others ministries from the Levelland Ministerial Alliance, hosted a Stations of the Cross service downtown on the corner of Houston Street and Avenue G on April 14.
The Stations of the Cross were represented by the confirmation class of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
The community gathered around to experience the Stations of the Cross. It was a very touching experience.
Steven Sanders, a Levelland resident and English instructor at South Plains College, participated in the event with his wife and son. While growing up, Sanders wasn’t very religious. So being able to experience the Stations of the Cross with his family was very touching and meaningful to him.
“I wanted to be able to carry the cross with my son and have a very meaningful experience,” explained Sanders. “When you have that weight of the cross on your shoulder, you begin to feel what Jesus felt. If I am getting tired with this five-pound cross on my shoulder, I can just imagine what Christ felt carrying a 100-pound cross. It makes it easier for you to understand what Christ went through, especially being whipped and beat and then spit on while dragging his cross. It was a much more profound and moving experience than I ever thought it would have.”
This was the first time that the churches gathered and put this type of Stations of the Cross event on. It was very beautiful and meaningful. It showed that no matter the religion or background that we can all gather to praise Christ.
The Levelland Ministries is planning on having this same event next year.