God's Answer to Violence

On Good Friday, we face the reality of God's suffering and death, not to justify violence, but to recognize God's answer to violence...

"Conventional wisdom said, of course, that the way of the Messiah would be the way of fulfillment and self-aggrandizement: those who wanted to gain their lives would have to fight for them…Jesus’ most subversive teaching, in both form and content, consisted in just this: that the way of wisdom meant taking up the cross, dying in order to live" (N.T. Wright).

While we look to the light of Sunday, on this day we must journey with the absence of light.


Post a Comment