The First Station – Jesus is Condemned to Death by Pontius Pilate. This is Jesus at His most humble. There’s a great difference between position and power. Pilate has the position — he’s governor of Judaea. Jesus doesn’t have the position, but He has immense spiritual power.
This time of the year, these forty days of preparation for Holy Week and Easter, I often hear folks over fifty-five or so reminisce about how Lent “used-to-be.”
“Remember the tuna casseroles and grilled cheese sandwiches?”
“I used to long for Sunday when I could have a piece of the candy I had given-up for Lent.”
“Did I ever love the Stations of the Cross on Friday.”
“Remember how tough it was not to eat between meals?”
“I can still recall dad reminding us to make a good confession before Easter.”
“Mom used to love her sodality meetings, and dad his night of cards and…