Rummel student reflects on ‘live’ Way of the Cross

In the past years of our school’s Living Way of the Cross, I had been in the bleachers watching this powerful presentation. Members of campus ministry at Archbishops Rummel and Chapelle participate in the passion play.
So when I was asked to play the role of Jesus this year, I was excited to be a part of it. 
Going into the performance, I knew I was going to have to fall, but I didn’t realize it would be painful. I came home from practices with scraped and bruised knees, feet and elbows. The cross even fell on my head at practice.

When I was doing the falls, it hit me that I was complaining about the pain when it had to feel a thousand times worse to Jesus. 

That is when I really put my heart into the act. With everyone watching the performance, I wanted to create the same, powerful impact that the past presentations had on me.

I put everything into the falls and being on the cross. Being lifted up on the cross during the real event made me think of what Jesus went through. He died on the cross for us because of our sins.

I have always gone through school knowing this. However, acting it out really made me see what Jesus did for us. I thought just watching the presentation had a large impact on me, but being a part of it had an even bigger impact. I hope I will be able to hold on to this memory forever and hope that the presentation had an impact on everyone else who watched.

Conner Killian is a senior at Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie. 

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