“The cross is for those who preach these messages of hate and violence and applaud it even though they claim to represent the Prince of peace.
The cross is for those who use their imaginations to bring about restoration and reconciliation among former enemies.
The cross is for those fear foreigners and spread hate, and remain so lost in their survival instincts that they can only function by dehumanizing those they cannot understand.”
Let’s stop at the foot of the cross for a moment.
Let the xenophobic hate of politicians fade away.
Erase from your mind the rhetoric of those who cling to guns out of fear and suspicion of their neighbors.
Let’s bring our thoughts to the foot of the cross.
Look on God’s Son as he gasps for his final breaths in the company of criminals, soldiers, jeering holy men, a single friend, and his mother who has long ago run out of tears to shed.
He could call on the armies of heaven to defend himself, and yet he allowed the soldiers of a cruel army to torture him and put him to death in the most painful way possible.
He didn’t fight for a kingdom in this world.
With the nails in his hands and feet, hanging above the ground, he still pleaded for God’s mercy on his executioners:…
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