“But as for us, we proclaim the crucified Christ, a message that is offensive to the Jews and nonsense to the Greeks.” (1 Cor. 1:23, Good News Translation)
This year, during Easter, how did the cross strike you? Was it like, “Oh, yeah – the cross, Easter, I’ve heard all this before. What a nice story…” When was the last time it really hit you hard, with all the ugliness and scandal, the blood and horror of a man being nailed to a tree and being hung out in the scorching Middle-eastern sun until he died?
The cross is where love and truth meet, where righteousness and peace kiss.