This Is How It Ends: A Reflection for Good Friday 2021

This is how it ends. The joy of the incarnation, the surprising revelations at Jesus' baptism, the years of miraculous healings and heavenly teaching, of standing up to the authorities. The backlash, the intrigue, the betrayal, the conspiracy, the kangaroo court. This is how it ends. Jesus, dead, hanging on a cross. The world stands … Continue reading This Is How It Ends: A Reflection for Good Friday 2021

Act of Death, Act of Life: A Reflection on Good Friday

Well, friends, here we stand, at the foot of the cross. The crisis between the authorities and Jesus, between might and right, has been resolved, with the way of goodness, truth, honesty and love, crushed once again. As it too often seems to be in our world. There is still hope, of course. The sign … Continue reading Act of Death, Act of Life: A Reflection on Good Friday

The Cost and the Cross (A Good Friday Reflection)

It’s Good Friday, a day rich in significance for Christians, the day when we commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion. Reading the story today, I couldn’t help but think of words that we’ve heard a lot in the media over the past couple years: collusion, conspiracy, betrayal, obstruction of justice, denial, false motivations, and that old favorite of … Continue reading The Cost and the Cross (A Good Friday Reflection)