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Good Friday In Jerusalem

What would have Jesus’ walk down the Via Dolorosa looked like if cameras and video’s were around 2000 years ago???


or maybe this????


I spent all day in the Old City, mostly on the Via Dolorosa, where thousands came to walk the steps that Jesus walked on crucifixion day.  It was absolutely crazy!  You could hear just about every language being spoken, with people from all over the world.  People carrying crosses, people singing songs, people crying, and in the end Jesus himself making the long haul, once again.  

I don’t want to be cynical, but it was more like Santa Clause at the end of a parade. It was completely commercialized with ‘paporatzi’ everywhere.  I found myself staying behind the crowd in order to just take in the atmosphere and reflect on the moment personally.  Making the trek up the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday is something that I’m so glad I did.  I didn’t need all the extra hoop-la to put myself in HIS shoes.  For me, it was enough to just be there on this day and know why HE did it.  To know that it was for YOU and ME that HE suffered.  For US all!


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