Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Posted by Christine Nusse on Apr 1, 2007 | Categories: Seasons of the Spirit

I find it very difficult to “blog” the Holy Week!
On one end, a joyful crowd is ready to make Christ king, and few days later, an angry one, the same, or perhaps another, is screaming “crucify him”. The Holy Week indeed runs the gamut of emotions. How was Jesus able to handle it? First the high of the entry in Jerusalem, then the intimacy of a festive meal with his friends, but only a few hours later the betrayal of Judas, the denial by Peter, the abandonment by all, even his God. Only the women followed “who mourned and lamented him.”
How did Jesus live this last week of his life? What were his emotions, his feelings? What did he think? Did he have any hope left?
I am going to go back to the four gospels and read each one of the Passion accounts beginning with the Passover meal and I will highlight all the places where we are given even a hint of Jesus’ emotions and feelings. That should give me some clues to what Paul wrote about Jesus being obedient to the point of death. Obedient to what? Why? How?
I don’t believe in the blood of the cross being what redeems us from our sins. I don’t believe in that sort of redemption. Redeem to whom? A mean God sending his son to death? Even if it is done out of love for us, it makes no sense to me. This is not the God Jesus told us about.
So what is it in the Passion of Christ which won the age old battle of good against evil?

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