When you hear a description of Jesus' crucifixion, its enough to make you want to run away. Indeed many people did, so shameful was the cross. Yet, when you hear an explanation of Jesus crucifixion, its enough to make you want to follow Jesus forever. During Jesus' last meal with his disciples, he explained what was going to happen to him, and why it was important. Today we discover that this horrible crucifixion is indeed the pinnacle of human history and the source of human hope. What happens on the cross demands a response from us. How will you respond?
Canon Robert Hurkmans was the priest at St. James and St. Brendan from 2006 to 2018.