Good Friday: The Depth of Jesus’ Love for You

In case no one has ever told you, Good Friday is the day to think about the depth of Jesus’ love for you. On Good Friday, the innocent, sinless Son of God was whipped, beaten, insulted, and nailed to the cross as payment for the sin of this world so we could be restored back into relationship with God the Father. So today is Good Friday, 2012. A day to stop. Think. Remember. Examine our hearts. I’d like to share with you some simple Good Friday thoughts with you from the Book of Common Prayer. Read on…

Wayne Forte's Psalm 22 Crucifixion

Peter’s Never Never

Beginning with Peter the disciple, Jesus has heard it all. Never, never. Famous last words. I’ve had many “Never, Never” statements. Every time, God just shakes His head and chuckles. (I’m almost positive!) How many times have you and I said, “I will never do this or say that…?”

During this Holy Week, I’ve been reading through Matthew’s and John’s gospels about the Passion of Christ. I’m struck by all the human flailing and failing. It’s like one huge mirror that reflects all of humanity’s brokenness. Mine included.

Today, Maunday Thursday, is when we remember Jesus’ final meal with his friends. And the betrayal that followed. It’s worth remembering Jesus knew everything that would go down in the next few hours…