I have brokenness, and I have loved ones with brokenness. Whatever our response has been to the brokenness in our world, we need to inhale deeply of the truth that our Lord is the one who is making all things new.
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.
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.
In today’s gospel we hear the priestly prayer of Jesus as he prepares to undergo his passionate hour of unspeakable suffering on the cross for but one purpose: Love.
What does the crucified Jesus of Nazareth have to do with you? What does Jesus of Nazareth have to do with your life and your happiness?