Friday, April 22, 2011

Pause and Remember

It's Good Friday, again, thank God. It is a holy day, but not necessarily a comfortable day. What do we do with it? We can't commercialize it. We can't jump up and down in glee saying, "he died, he died." We often don't know what to do with holiness; don't even want to talk about it. The easiest thing to do is to rush on to Easter, to the eggs and bunnies. That's where the money is. That's where we can get happy with friends and family, and even some shouts of "Hallelujah" and forget . . . Forget the uncomfortable truth that God came in human form, God lay aside God's glory and suffered indignity and torture, and died on the cross. Another inconvenient truth. But let us pause and remember, and let us help our students to remember, that our sins are forgiven with a price.
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

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