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Mark 15:13 They shouted back, “Crucify him!”
The crucifixion narrative is not only an event in history, but it is also a reality that transcends history. God suffers as the world and people suffer, and all of us have contributed to that suffering by our action or inaction.
Thanks be to God that this is not the end of the story, that redemption and resurrection are God’s transcendent reality. Yet, I still feel lost in the knowledge that pain and suffering abound in this world, that there will always be more I should do to help those in need. In a world of abundant resources, God’s children are still dying of hunger, violence, and preventable disease. And God weeps.
God’s kingdom will ultimately come without any help or hindrance from me or the world at large. Suffering and death will ultimately be conquered by God’s grace. But, in the meantime, I hope I will do my part to cause God to shed a few less tears.