Day 207 The Crucifixion Matt 27:33-44; Mark 15:22-32; Luke 23: 44-43

Guided reflection:

This is the most horrific scripture …the basis for “THE PASSION” movie a few years back.  To read this I have to keep reminding myself this is not the whole story.  People were confused about who this man was… why didn’t he just whip up some miracle and save himself?   Once again, stay in the story; be there at the cross; be one of the criminals… what are you thinking… feeling?   They didn’t know!!!   “Father, forgive them because they do not know what they are doing”

Guided Prayer:

“O God, why?  Why choose this route?  Why does your story of love have to have such violence and horror?  Your Word says this was for my sins….forgive me…I do not know what I am doing either!  Amen”