We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree;. Acts 10:39
We’ve come to the holy day of the church year. Christmas–wrapped around the incarnation gospel and claiming that Jesus of Nazareth is God-is-with-us–could be completed only on a day like this, a day of death. If God is “with us” in our lives through Jesus, God must also die with us, as we all will die. So we contemplate this today: the unfathomable depth of God’s love, the complete blessing of all we experience. The love of God is in all human moments, and more, beyond the last moment and “into” the mystery of love. Tonight we will meditate on the mystery of the love of God that holds us even when life feels disappointing and lonely and painful. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Good Friday service at 7:30 pm.