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The Friday We Call Good

The celebration of the Passion of the Lord is dramatic. It is the climax of all sacrifice. The curtain is torn. The temple is destroyed. On this day, when “Christ our passover was sacrificed,” the Christians fall prostrate in grief and sorrow. The whole range of human emotions experienced in the life of Christ are now on bended knee—sorrowful suffering, dripping blood, bloody flesh—the grief is palpable. Continue Reading »

Gethsemane

Gethsemane means “olive press.”A place where the fruit of the tree is crushed and squeezedand the unbearable pressure releases the oil inside.And as the will of the Fathermet the will of the Son,the unbearable pressurecrushing and squeezing him,the thorns of our wasteland digging ever deeper,the . . . . Continue Reading »

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