Relections of Holy Week:
Reflection One: During the middle of the holiest of times for Christians I pray you ponder some questions of the sacrifice of Christ.
I sometimes wonder if it’s possible though… can our thoughts grasp the mercy and grace of Jesus, fully? Do we allow ourselves to enter into the sacredness of his love? Or are we afraid what we might see…a reflection of our sins, perhaps?
Would that not destroy Christ’s purpose though…to be so focused on our failures, instead of the remedy for them?
I know it’s a lot of questions, but sometimes we need to analyze what we do and why we do it.
If we do struggle with knowing we are forgiven are we then saying, possibly that the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ were not good enough and that we must somehow add to our forgiveness with guilt and shame?
I pray not as shame means to reduce in worth and its objective is to keep us from the presence of Christ.
So, let us not set the glorious grace of God aside, because this is where our worth dwells. Accept the value Christ has given you and live from there, instead…not your past sins.
I pray you are not deceived in any way as it pertains to the truth of Christ’s death and resurrection; for he has come to rescue you from all sin and shame. I encourage you during this holy time to refelct on Jesus’ love and his desire to set you free from the things that hinder you.