Contemplating the Passion

by Ray Reuter on March 24, 2016

Through my work with Ignatian Spirituality, I have been blessed by contemplating the Passion of Jesus Christ considering the following three elements. On this holy Good Friday, I share them with you for your own reflection.

  1. Jesus suffered as a human. The passion was real, it really happened. A healthy man in the prime of His life was betrayed, imprisoned, tortured, falsely condemned, and brutally executed. Jesus freely, willingly, passively chose to go through this suffering.
  2. Jesus could have retreated into His divine nature. He could have easily bailed and used His infinite power to escape and stop the madness. Yet He suppressed his divinity and stuck to His mission and purpose.
  3. Jesus did this for me, a sinner. He did this for you. He did this to save us from ourselves and the destruction we inflict on each other and world.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve Sargent March 25, 2016 at 7:04 am

Thank you Ray!


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Reply July 20, 2016 at 9:41 am

I live in Lancaster county and grew up and have lived amoung the Amish, Wenger Mennonites, Black Bumpers, Pikers, 35er’s etc. My dad’s cousins are Pikers. My grandpop, thank God, left the pike church. TLC is so fake. they need to stop with the crazy shows they have on. so many things on the show that do not make sense to me, because I grew up in Lancaster county, but to those that do not know the difference they think its real.

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You’ve hit the ball out the park! Incredible!


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Diese elendslangen Predigten nerven immer wieder!Mir gefällt ansonst dein Blog gut, aber dieses übertriebene Geschreibe kommt nicht gut bei Menschen an, die selbst mit beiden Beinen im Leben stehen.Wer liest diesen Quatsch????Menschen die Depressionen haben, ansonst interessiert es keinen, glaub mir das!Annemarie


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Might I suggest Ariel Sharon instead? He has a long history of ambitious and aggressive warmongering which would satisfy McCain, he has been almost (but not quite) as Zionist in his outlook as Lieberman, and his current level of brain activity would carry on the proud tradition of McCain’s “good friend” George W Bush.


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