2.2 miles in the steps of Jesus Christ: How one community celebrated Good Friday

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SLOCOMB, Ala. (WDHN) — People from across the region came together Friday morning to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and to carry the weight he bore as he walked to Calvary.

For many, it was an emotional experience.

“To me the cross walk is about reflection,” Mt. Calvary Pastor Chris Adams said. “And as I walk that’s what I do. I think about the love of God, the love of Christ, the hope that we have because of the desperation that he went through.”

From children to seniors, people of all ages took turns carrying the cross.

During that time, walkers explained the true meaning of Easter and why it’s important to celebrate the holy day.

“Jesus died on the cross for our sins and you know people need to know what the real meaning is of Easter,” Graceville Resident Theresa Bush said. “Being able to carry this cross meant so much to me it’s just given me such a blessing.”

After walkers arrived at Mt. Calvary, the cross was laid on the side of the church next to the cemetery. Then, a sermon about the holy weekend was shared.

“The thing that I hope people carry away is that every day for us as believers is a day to carry our cross,” Adams said.

The community was thankful it was able to hold the event after last year’s was cancelled by the pandemic. They look forward to the years to come.

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