Friday, March 16, 2012

The love behind the pain

"It is helpful to remember that the value of Jesus' suffering lay not in the pain itself (for in itself it has no value), but in the love that inspired it."
Brennan Manning, "Reflections for Ragamuffins"

It is so easy to get caught up in the actual, physical suffering of Jesus as we go through Lent. But, Jesus' love is the whole crux of the matter. In the beautiful Michael Card song, "Why," the third verse says,

"Why did they nail his feet and hands, his love would have held him there..."

So true. It is Jesus' vast and amazing love we relish. Tonight, at Stations of the Cross, I'm going to concentrate on the love demonstrated throughout the Stations...the love behind each fall and each encounter. If you like, I have added a link to Michael Card's song:

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