Faith Matters: Teens walk Columbia streets carrying cross to remember Jesus' path - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Faith Matters: Teens walk Columbia streets carrying cross to remember Jesus' path

(Columbia) March 25, 2005 - About 30 teens from various schools across the Midlands took part in a walk to mirror Christ's struggle on Good Friday.

The three mile walk down Columbia streets was to reenact the stages of Christ's crucifixion. They made their way down Devine Street carrying a cross, stopping at points to pray. Student Drew Coston from Lexington United Methodist Church says, "We're representing Jesus' walk to the cross and his death."

For the teens like Conor Hozey, of Trenholm Road United Methodist, carrying the cross was time to appreciate and reflect, "It feels pretty cool just getting to know a little bit what Christ had to go through to save us from our sins."

Rebecca Unrue from Platt Springs United Methodist says, "It really pulls you back into the spirit of the holiday."

They passed restaurants, flower beds, and even Five Points construction where the sounds of the machinery muffled the prayers. A stop at the Fire Station was meant to remember Jesus's crucifixion.

For most like Rebecca, the journey wasn't difficult, just eye-opening, "We just have to remember at the end of our walk, we get to put the cross down and eat lunch in Five Points. We have to remember all the pain he had to go through for us."

Reported by Heather Brown

Posted 4:25pm by Chantelle Janelle

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