What is the crucifixion? What does it mean to me? How does it impact me?
What part of me needs to die?
There are times when I am:
I can go on and on.
All of these parts of me need to die. They need to die each day.
They die each day when I pray. I tell God that I am sorry. I ask God to forgive me. Of course God loves me and has forgiven me even before I speak to Him.
Just as God has forgiven me, I need to forgive others.
The crucifixion is my reminder that God forgives me. The crucifixion is my reminder that God loves me.
I am not saying it is easy but I know my life would be so much better if I simply loved more and forgave more.
As I awake each day, I need to ask God to help me love – love God, love others, love myself.
As I awake each day, I need to ask God to help me forgive others – forgive others for what they have done, forgive others for what they will do to me. I also need to ask others to forgive me – forgive me for what I have done to them, forgive them for what I will do to them.
What is the crucifixion? It is a God who forgives me. It is a God who loves me. It is a God who will not force it upon me but is asking me to join Him in also forgiving and loving all of His children.
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