Thought for the Day: For Paul, the whole notion of Christ crucified was a statement about the world as it was. Paul spoke of Christ crucified, not simply that Christ who was killed. Crucifixion belonged to Rome, the powerful of the day. It was Paul’s way of suggesting how the world often believed it had a victory over the ways of love, but this one crucified was in fact the Lord of glory, the one vindicated by God. Human life is a retelling of that story over and over again. We see it in daily occurrences, while also glimpsing pieces of it in more sweeping and cosmic strive. In both small happenings and universal struggles there might appear to be a defeat of love, yet our hope remains in this movement from Christ crucified to vindication in the Lord of glory. It has happened; it is happening; it will happen.
Prayer: Provide me, O Lord of Glory, those experiences along my path that reinforce the story of your love that has been and will continue to be triumphant as darkness attempts to take a prideful victory lap. Amen.
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