This post may not be for the faint of heart: Consider yourselves warned!
No, it doesn’t contain gratuitous descriptions of torture, violence or executions designed to illicit guilt, but it does contain a challenge!
Why are so many Christians going around with long faces today? Are they remembering the tragic assassination of Abraham Lincoln which took place on Good Friday in 1865? Probably not. Is it because they are thinking about Jesus’ crucifixion, and lamenting not only his death, but their part in nailing Him to that cross?
It is a very human and loving response, when looking right at the crucifixion of Jesus, considering how terrible it was and how sad His passing, to feel sorrow and grief. It is a very human response even to feel a sense of shame and guilt in reflecting upon this scene.
I’m not quite sure that this natural human response is worthy…
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