Lent 17

The Crucifixion
(the name, in a way sanitizes what happened),
Jesus’ death; painful, unjust, undeserved- is what Lent has been all leading towards.  We say that ‘Jesus died on a cross for the sins of the world’, but that hardly captures it.

Karen brought this card back from Spain last year. It is a reproduction of Cristo Crucifado by Diego Velazquez. I don`t really feel comfortable looking at it.

My words are inadequate. Tomorrow, I am going to:
– unplug
– attend a Good Friday service at a local church,
– read some of the Bible sections that tell about the crucifixion
– see some friends
– marvel at the gift of Jesus’ sacrifice
– pray

Matthew 27   http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+27&version=NIV

Mark 15:21-41   http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+15%3A21-41&version=NIV

Luke 23:26-49   http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+23%3A26-49&version=NIV

John 19:17-37   http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+19%3A17-37&version=NIV

See you on Easter!

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