Good Friday: The Truth Will Set You Free

This Good Friday members of our congregation volunteered to make their own creations, Stations of the Cross.

As we follow this traditional path of Jesus’ last walk we remember not only His suffering but also the very human needs of those closest to us: our family members and our congregation.

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped; but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant.

Bless all who, following in his steps, give themselves to the service of others.

We have seen him without beauty or majesty

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.

There followed after Jesus a great multitude of the people, and among them there were women who bewailed and lamented Him.

So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of You.

My eyes are spent with weeping; my soul is in tumult; my heart is poured out in grief.

Love flourishes only in the realm of freedom.  The perennial doctrine of free will has been under attack, particularly in the last twenty years.  Free will has been whittled down to a tiny fragment.  Nobody seems to believe they are free.  We don’t believe we have personal responsibility, that we are “able” to respond freshly and freely.  Thus we play the victim or look for whom to blame, anything so we don’t own our own freedom.  But Jesus on the Cross, neither plays the victim nor creates victims.  Now that’s free will!

Richard Rohr

Let me Count the Days:  Homeschooling is the freedom to allow our children to develop their own “gift of faith.”

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