Our Lenten Journey Continues…What did I Expect?

Mark 15: 24 “And they crucified him.”

I wanted this inking to be stark and painful. But, when finished I was a little disturbed. I hadn’t expected the body to look so devastated, so much like a skeleton. But really? What did I expect? How should a man look that has been beaten and forced to drag his own execution up a mountain? Our Savior, our Jesus was nailed to a tree for us.

Contemporary Ugandan theologian Emmanuel Katongole wrote, “…Wherever the gospel is preached, we must remember that its good news will make you crazy. Jesus will put you at odds with the economic and political systems of our world. This gospel will force you to act, interrupting the world as it is in ways that make even pious people indignant.”

Dear God, allow your sacrifice to interrupt my daily life. Make us your people a people willing to stand up, willing to move forward in the light of the cross. “Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

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