Ministries carry cross to raise awareness, promote unity
POSTED: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 5:59pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 6:00pm
Longview (Longview News-Journal) — Three groups from a local ministry used part of Good Friday to carry crosses along a busy Longview roadway, they said, to bring people together in love.
Alan Johnson with On Mission Ministries was with one of three groups in the ministry’s Shade Tree Fellowship who carried the life-sized crosses while stopping to talk and pray with people passing by in cars and on foot.
“Every time somebody sees the cross, they have to make a decision,” Johnson said. “Are you for me or are you against me?”
Johnson said he hoped carrying the crosses would emphasize bringing people together.
“God isn’t about judgment, he’s about love,” Johnson said.