My question on Friday was “can he rise from the grave?” The Resurrection is Everything. It is the proof of Friday. On the cross, Jesus says “it is finished”, gives up his spirit and dies. I would argue that at that point it looks like a loss. Why else would the disciples be so downcast? The Pharisees thought they had won. As he hung on the cross, they had mocked him. They also knew he had said he would rise from the dead after three days, so they took plenty of earthly… Read More
But the Pharisees plot:
It sounds all like a far fetched hollywood movie: A man, who has has fed the hungry, healed the sick, and loved the unloveable is persecuted by the religious authorities. They convince the civil authorities he is a threat to their power. He is beaten and bloodied, then forced to carry his own cross to be crucified on it. While suffering on the cross, this man forgives his tormentors, “forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing.” He turns to a close friend and tells him to take care of… Read More
In Spanish, today is Friday of Pain. Which seems a better description.