THE CROWN OF THORNS AND PURPLE ROBE
On our journey through lent, may these symbols be reminders of the road Jesus took,
the road of pain and suffering, the path of self-giving love.
May they also remind us of the suffering of the world and challenge us to respond.
Today we place a crown of thorns and purple robe on our Lenten cross,
reminders of the rejection and mockery Jesus went through in the last hours of his life.
We remember all who are outcasts today,
thinking of those who face rejection through no fault of their own.
as you suffered, so many in our world still suffer today.
Challenge us to make a difference through our actions and our prayers.
Adapted from the Vine Worship Resources