Fr. Patrick writes: Greater Love I

A walk with God, Day 35: Greater Love I


“For our sake God made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor 5:21). These few words from St. Paul summarises the whole depth of the Cross- pure, selfless, unconditional love. Christ took up the cross so that we can now gain access to the tree of life; He took our shame, so we can take back the glory that first belonged to us; He died, so we can live. Greater love has no man than for one to lay down his life for another.

Christ had to go through all these suffering: the arresting, condemnation, abusing, spitting on his face, the slapping, the scourging, the crowning with thorns, the falling, the shameful removal of his clothes, the nailing to the Cross, crucifixion, and finally dying amidst agonizing torments because He has been made sin not for himself, but for us.

He was denied mercy so that we could be shown mercy by God. His closest friends could not protect Him and snatch Him from the hands of His oppressors, but it was so in order that God could protect and snatch us from sin and death. He was made to pay a debt he did not owe so that you and I might be free!

The messianic message of Christ and His activity among people end with the Cross and the resurrection. We have to reflect or mediate deeply on this final event, the suffering death and resurrection. Through this event, the depth about God’s love and mercy is revealed to us. We have been ushered into the most Holy week, the week of weeks, the final days of Jesus. Let’s journey with Jesus as we read meditatively the events of His last days.

Read:📖 John 12:1-11
Prayer Point:🙇🏽‍♀️ Pray for protection against the forces of sin and death.
Action:👉🏽 Give comfort to someone who is afflicted.

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