If you are dropping by to join us on the Way of the Cross with Dismas- welcome to the journey. As I am a new traveler on the internet super highway on something the locals call the BLOGOSPHERE, I thought I would just let you know a bit more about the plan BUT warn you that things do not always turn out exactly as planned when you take a trip of 14 days like the one we are about to embark on.
Please have a little patience with me as this is all a bit new but it should be a memorable trip for all who decide to join in.
Here then is the plan- (my mom told me once that nothing makes God smile like people making plans!)
- Each day at or around 3 PM a new Station will be posted starting today through to Easter Sunday- the first one will be posted this afternoon;
- The station will have a Theme on which the reflection and prayer are centred. Use this theme if it helps you in your prayer;
- The station will begin with the relevant gospel passage. Please read it slowly and take a moment before moving onto the reflection portion. Perhaps read it a second time as slowly as possible;
- A short reflection then follows and it is an interpretation of what is happening from the view point of Dismas the Good Thief written by my friend Don T. while he was serving time in Kingston Pen;
- After reading this please click on the video and you will hear the TAIZE Prayer- Jesus Remember me- and you are invited to spend several moments resting with the your thoughts about this station.
- We close by praying with St. Dismas.
A couple of quick thank-yous. First to Don T. for his work on this several years ago. This was a trip way outside Don’s comfort zone but he has captured, at least from my perspective, some wonderful insights about this man- Dismas- and his transformation from convicted thief to the first person to join Jesus in paradise.
A second thanks to Mark and Linda Roberts for their permission to use Linda’s paintings of these stations,they are beautiful.
Welcome to the Way of the Cross.