Was it absolutely necessary for Jesus to be brutally crucified on a Roman cross in order to redeem humankind? Could God have chosen some other way? Perhaps. But I cannot think of a better way.
Denise Grady, a reporter for the New York Times, gave this eye-opening perspective on August 15, 2012 while reflecting on the death of this prolific-pro-life icon, “’It was such a shock to think that anyone would kill an innocent human being,’ she told a television interviewer.
Evangelization is about more than simply going out and giving witness to Jesus Christ. For any evangelization to be effective, it must be backed up by a sound structure of liturgy and catechesis at the parish level.
Today, I spoke to Dave about upcoming Holy Week, Easter, and the resurrection of Christ. I asked him if he believed in the resurrection. It’s a dogma of the faith. It gives us great hope for the future. Unfortunately, he shook his head “no.”
Jesus Christ is the Son of Man who died for all. He is the One who voluntarily perished so that all could live, thrive and flourish—not just for a time, but forever and ever.