Thursday, 24 March 2016

Good Friday

From the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Holy Week and Easter 2016
"Some years ago in the last century George McLeod, the founder of the Iona Community, had fought in the First World War, a war that he came to realize was fought for no good reason.  He eventually became ordained, and founded the Iona Community, and at one point he said this about this faith that we hold as followers of Jesus:
"I simply argue that the cross be raised again at the centre of the marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church.  I am recovering the claim that Jesus was not crucified in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves, on the town garbage dump, at a crossroads so cosmopolitan that they had to write his title in Hebrew, Latin and Greek.  It was the kind of place where cynics talk smut, thieves curse, soldiers gamble.  That’s where he died.  And that’s where we as Christians ought to be and what we as Christians ought to be about."




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