Tag Archives: Cross

Everything is Grace

Our whole life—our living and dying—are done in the grace of God. From the beginning, God choose us and created us to live in communion with him and others. Now, that we are included in the people of God our task is to live it out inviting others on the journey with us. We shouldn’t …

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Sin and Grace

Lent is usually a time to contemplate temptation and repentance or conversion and transformation. Lent can and should be transforming time to seek Christ more deeply and live faith more authentically. Sin is something I have shied away from. I am starting to see how important it is take sin seriously for our faith and …

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Resurrection Now and Later

Christianity is about something that happened; something that happened to and through Jesus; something that touches and transforms our life continually. Christian faith is centered on the cross. What led up to the cross, the event of the cross and repercussions of the cross throughout history is the story of Christian faith. The Christian faith …

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Eucharist and Resurrection

The Eucharist is a way of renewing my commitment to Christ and His Church. A way of saying I have been adopted into the family of God to show outwardly, what has been and continues to occur inwardly in my life. It is a profound way of saying I am a Jesus follower. I partake …

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Running To God

Three days ago, Jesus suffered and died on the cross. He said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” God forgives us before we repent. Jesus on the cross prays forgiveness on those who nailed him to the cross. Who put him there? We did you and me. He cried …

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The Word of Triumph

John 19:30—Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. This statement, ‘The Word of Triumph’ is theologically interpreted as the announcement of the end of the earthly life of Jesus, in anticipation for the resurrection. The will of God: that Jesus should incarnate and be exposed to …

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The Word of Reunion

Luke 23:46</i>—Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. The last word from the cross is an announcement and not a request traditionally called ‘The Word of Reunion’ and theologically interpreted as the proclamation of Jesus joining God, Our …

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The Word of Distress

John 19:28: Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” This statement traditionally is called “The Word of Distress” and commonly compared and contrasted with the encounter of Jesus with the Samaritan Woman at the Well in John 4. Jesus became dehydrated by the loss of blood and sweat. Having had nothing to eat or drink since the …

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The Word of Relationship

John 19:26-27: Jesus said, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” This saying is traditionally called ‘The Word of Relationship’, in it Jesus entrusts the care of his mother to the “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” This shows us how much Jesus cared for the people around him and …

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The Cry from the Cross

At three in the afternoon, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34) This word from the cross is a cry, a cry of pain and suffering of abandonment and desolation. Jesus in incredible pain and loss, the full weight of the sins of the …

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