After we held the second showing of the play that I am going to write about next week, back in seventh grade, I was very sick the entire day, and right before we left for the church, I threw up everywhere, and because of that, I was not able to attend the meeting that would show me what to do with the Stations of the Cross. All of my friends from my grade in school were doing it too, because we were in the seventh grade, and we needed to participate in order to make our Confirmation that up and coming May 20th.
Since I couldn't go to the assignment meeting, I didn't know my lines, if I had any, and more importantly, what part I was going to be. That happened on Sunday night, and I was rarely absent from school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I was able to get back to school on Thursday, but there was one problem... It was Holy Thursday and there was no school! The Stations were the next day, on Good Friday, so I still didn't know what part I was in the Stations!
So I got to the church, and I saw my old history teacher, Mrs. Platt. Yes, she is the same one, if you have been following for a while, that back in Memory Monday XIV, gave me my award for being first in the nation. Anyways, I walked in, got dressed in the costume, and asked what I had to do. Honestly, all that worrying went away, because this is literally what I had to do guys...
All I had to do was stand in the back for the first four Stations, appear in the fifth Station, and stand in the back of the Cross, helping carry it and help drop it, for the next four stations, until the tenth station where I go and sit in the pew in front of the Cross, and that was it! No lines, no hassle, no nothing! It was a lot of fun to do it with all of my friends, and then we went out afterwards to the pizza place next door to the church, and we had a great time!
I loved doing this, and I am very honored that I was selected for that role. That role is very famous, because Simon helped Jesus in his time of need, and that is kind of a big deal!
Again, it was a lot of fun, and I hoped that you enjoyed reading this Memory!
Did you like this memory? Did you ever participate in the Stations of the Cross in your own Church? What is your favorite Station of the Cross? (Mine is the Fifth!)
Peace and Love,
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