Sunday, February 28, 2016

What Jesus' Sacrifice Means

Biblical scholars and theologians can argue about Christ's life, and what His sacrifice really meant.  Interpretations abound.

Here's one take that really got me thinking (emphasis mine):

In Franciscan parlance, Jesus did not come to change the mind of God about humanity; Jesus came to change the mind of humanity about God. This grounds Christianity in pure love and perfect freedom from the very beginning. It creates a very coherent and utterly positive spirituality, which draws people toward lives of inner depth, prayer, reconciliation, healing, and even universal "at-one-ment," instead of mere sacrificial atonement. Nothing changed on Calvary, but everything was revealed as God's suffering love--so that we could change! 

A perspective to consider as we continue our path though lent.

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