Monday, April 18, 2011
The readings from the Gospel on Sunday were very moving this week. The readings do not go into great detail about the cruel treatment of Jesus by the high priests and elders of the Temple. That is left to our imagination and retellings of fiction and movies. However, it is a great time to be alive in this world, because Jesus died for our sins. We are truly loved. We are redeemed. This is the encouragement that we need when we feel that our sins are too great a burden, that we are unworthy of God's love.
The Church is a great resource but requires our presence and our performance. We ARE the Church! Cliche' or not, let's say it: Praise God! Hallelujah!