The Cross: The Axis of Evil

The war waged by rulers against Jesus finally ends with their murder of him, as detailed in today’s Gospel. Religious rulers request Jesus’ torture and murder, political rulers order it, and soldiers carry it out. “The soldiers led Jesus away inside the palace… weaving a crown of thorns, placed it on him,… kept striking his … Continue reading “The Cross: The Axis of Evil”

Cancel War

In today’s Gospel, Jesus says, “the light came into the world, but people preferred the darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light, and does not come toward the light, so his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light.” … Continue reading “Cancel War”

For What Purpose Have I Come?

Job laments that he, a ruler who enslaved people in misery, is himself now “a slave,” in “misery.” Job’s fellow rulers, still enslaving people in misery, visit him with the purpose of determining his sin that resulted in his deserved misery and isolation. Jesus knows no person deserves misery but healing and not isolation but … Continue reading “For What Purpose Have I Come?”