What is the Crucifixion?

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:

Quick tempered

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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The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe  by Richard Rohr

Did God Kill Jesus?: Searching for Love in History’s Most Famous Execution  by Tony Jones

Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters  by N. T. Wright

The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See  by Richard Rohr


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