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Good Friday

April 14, 2017

WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE

For those of you who were here last night, you know that I do not believe it is helpful for us to see today simply as a demonstration of divine love.  To do so, immunizes ourselves to love as a path to our own transformation and holiness.

THIS is how much Jesus loves.  Love is what Jesus lived into, and life, our human life, is what Jesus lived into love.  Jesus didn’t do this for us – Jesus didn’t know us.  God did this for us.  Jesus did this for his friends because he knew his friends needed to know God.

Why was this the way?  If this is all about love, surely there are other ways to show it?

Because love always hurts when it decides to create rather than consume.  Because love always hurts because of the sacrifice it requires.

CLICK HERE for the readings for the Good Friday (Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 31; Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42)

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