“Here sighs and cries and wails coiled and recoiled on the starless air, spilling my soul to tears.” – Dante
Look at this sea of faces: anger, accusation, judgment, grief, deception, misunderstanding, selfishness, abuse, faithlessness, powerlessness. There is suffering and darkness, endlessly shaping itself across the ages through disfigured family and social structures, through blighted politics, business, nationalities and religion. Corruption and malignancy and suffering abound – and all of it is directed straight at you.
Take that in for a moment. Experience the weight of it.
I wrote yesterday on this scripture and made the statement that “Jesus Christ is the embodiment of the intention and nature of God. He is God’s thought and spirit, His essence, made flesh.”
Tonight, whilst doing some lectio devina style prayer, my heart swooning and open, I thought of the cross in a different way. If Jesus is God’s nature and intention, it’s safe to say He represents God’s hopes and dreams. Continue reading →