Friday, April 14, 2006
The Passion of the Christ and Good Friday
His strategic burdens were the sins of the world and eternal salvation of all, but His tactical burdens were making sure of those He was responsible for, the more immediate needs He had in mind, like warning the women about future calamity (Luke 23:28-31) and making sure His mother was watched by John (John 19:25-27) and even reassuring a thief that he'll be in heaven, too. And last but not least, asking for forgiveness of those crucifying Him.
The question for me is, what are the burdens on my shoulders?
[Updated: minor detail changes (weight to burden) and making strategic and tactical distinctions.]