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On the Passion and Crucifixion of Christ

August 8, 2011

Have you ever notice there are more that love the happy parts in Christ’s life but very few love His passion and crucifixion?  Why is that? 

 My dear friends in Christ, it is good to love the easy part of Jesus’ ministry; it’s always better to reflect and want to teach on the goodness of God but we mustn’t forget the price He paid for each one of us personally. 

To only want to focus on the ministry where he healed and raised the people back from the dead and cast out demons; we start to begin to think like Peter when Jesus rebuked him.  When Jesus called Peter “satan” for thinking like the world and telling Jesus; Our Master, Our Lord and God that He didn’t have to go to Jerusalem to suffer and die for us.  It troubles me when I see Protestants who reject the corpus being on the cross.

They only want the empty cross; but how come they do not want the reminder of what He did to free us from sin and death?  They love their bible but they must not forget to focus on the entire life of Jesus Christ to be able to live it. 

Our God is not like any other god; because He is the One True God and He became Man, suffered and died for us personally and to say to us; “I have suffered so you may have the courage to suffer as I did and to die as I did.” Without His example on how to live; we would be running each and every way trying to find someone to show us how to live and what it means to suffer and die for the faith. 

How can one call themselves a Christian and reject the suffering God gives them as a gift of sharing in the carrying of the Cross of Christ? 

I do believe it is impossible to reject that type of suffering.  St. Francis told St. Clare not to add to the suffering of disciplining herself with a whip but accept all the sufferings God has given her as a gift in carrying the Cross with Jesus.

Jesus goes through the times of doubts, despairs and other temptations in the garden in His agony but He did the Will of the Father and asked that the Father’s will be done and not His own.  We are to have the same thought when we are going through the very same doubts, despairs and other temptations but never give in to do our will but the Will of the Father always. 

Still on the Cross; Jesus goes through the doubts of abandonment; to show us the way; when he cries out: ”My God, My God; why hast thou forsaken me?”  Remember Jesus is Man and also God; since He became Man; he was tempted like all of us and we see this for the first time in Desert where the devil tries to trick Jesus with those same temptations that we are tempted with today.  Power, Greed and the world or sins of the flesh.

We must never be afraid to suffer for God and love the cross and His passion; because one day we will end up the same; going through the passion and then the death on the cross in our own life.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 11, 2011 6:49 am

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  2. August 31, 2011 6:03 pm

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