For much of my life, I was caught up in what people would say instead of basing reality on their behaviors. This likely stems from having significant relationships with people in my life who were emotionally unavailable to me in my formative years.
Today is Good Friday, the day where Action Speak Louder than Words. Jesus dies for me to live. A day where we celebrate His awesome proof of love of us. Resurrection will be the signature of proof, this demonstrated love, showing how I must love Him and those around me. This is the new order, my new commandment, and the way to eternal life. By dying he made us alive. By the cross, I am redeemed.
“Let us admire, congratulate, rejoice, love, praise, adore; because through the death of our Redeemer we are called from darkness to light, from death to life, from exile to home, from grief to everlasting joy” Saint Augustine
His head is bent to give us the kiss of peace, his arms extended to receive us, his hands pierced to pour his blessings upon us, his heart opened to love us, his feet nailed to the cross to soften our hearts and remain with us.Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Thank You, Lord, for filling me with hope, confidence and courage as I look in trust at Your crucified body.