San Diego (KGTV)- On this Good Friday, dozens walked through the stages of the cross across the streets of downtown San Diego. Participants are using this holiday weekend to remember the need to help others.
For two and a half hours, worshippers solemnly walked through the streets, stopping at different locations. Along the route high school students from St. Augustine recreated Jesus’ walk to Calvary.
“It really shows how hard he worked to carry the cross and die for all of our sins,” says student Steven Butcher, who played the role of Jesus.
The 28th Annual Good Friday Walk began at the San Diego Rescue Mission. Worshippers stopped at nine different faith-based organizations during the procession.
“We are reminded that Jesus suffered,” says organizer Rosemary Johnston. “He experienced a great deal of suffering and agony in his death.”
The purpose of the walk is to also bring attention to social issues in our community, like substance abuse, mental illness, and homelessness.
“Sometimes you want to ask yourself what would Jesus do on these certain situations,” says Butcher.
Organizers want the walk to end with a message of hope. They pray that relief will come soon for those in need in our community.