What wondrous love is this, oh my soul, oh my soul? Christ laid aside his crown, became subject to human injustice, was lifted up on a cross, that all of us my receive God’s saving embrace. You do not walk alone. Keep going. What wondrous love, oh my soul.
Did you read Robinson Crusoe as a child? Robinson Crusoe is not as popular as it once was in literature courses. Yet the main character continues as an archetype in our culture. Robinson Crusoe famously finds himself alone on what he names, “The Island of Despair.” Marooned. Forsaken. Alone. That sense of forsakeness pervades the … Continue reading Good Friday Sermon: Why do we forsake Christ? Why do we forsake one another?
(This is a meditation I was asked to write for the Episcopal Church's Young Adults' email listserv for today.) Psalm 22:1a My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Today is Good Friday, and today the tomb is full. Jesus has died a miserable and tortured death. The death of Jesus was not unlike … Continue reading Good Friday