“Our Father is not accusatory by nature.
If He were, He wouldn’t have sent His only Son to die on a cross to redeem us, to buy us back.
He would have simply pointed a finger and said, ‘I told you so.’ ”~ Craig Jutila
“You never hear Jesus say in Pilate’s judgment hall one word that would let you imagine that He was sorry that He had undertaken so costly a sacrifice for us. When His hands are pierced, […]
“Someone once said that ‘a community is where the person you like least always is.’ When you think about it, the early church was comprised of individuals, Jews and Gentiles, that despised each other. Yet […]
“Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure, and the deepest […]
“We must never preach violence, except the violence of love, which left Christ nailed to a cross…the violence that we must each do to ourselves to overcome our selfishness and such cruel inequalities among us. […]
“Let us be today’s Christians. Let us not take fright at the boldness of today’s church. With Christ’s light, let us illuminate even the most hideous caverns of the human person: torture, jail, plunder, want, […]
Love was compressed for all history in that lonely figure on the cross, who said that he could call down angels at any moment on a rescue mission...but chose not to – because of us. At Calvary, God accepted his own unbreakable terms of justice.~ Philip Yancey
Just a heads up…this one might sting a little. I was watching a crucifixion documentary the day before Easter, and I was a bit troubled by the conclusion that the commentators drew concerning Jesus’ […]