Good Friday, Judas and Me

A deep look into Space and Time. The Goods South field

Good Morning, God

Good Friday — I wanted something black as a photo — and I looked and looked.

This photo — filled with galaxies — seems perfect. I tend to get “sea sick” when I contemplate looking back at close to the beginning of our cosmos. My Mind can’t handle it.

My mind / heart has a hard time with Good Friday, too.

I have to try to “reduce it” to get it to fit into words. It is MYSTERY. It is beyond me. But even the events we know about (assuming there was a lot more going on cosmically speaking) are powerful. You COME to OPEN a WAY for us to CONNECT with YOU.

You do not do it INTELLECTUALLY — it is so symbolic that Jesus chose not to speak — You did it PHYSICALLY — Jesus — beaten, spat upon, crucified — for me.

Knowing it was FOR ME — is so different than knowing it was for US. I got the FOR US.  It was the FOR ME that took me longer — a lot longer. Perhaps it was being raised an Episcopalian? We repeated a general confession weekly and received forgiveness. But SIN wasn’t a big thing for us — like it was for Baptists. It took time for me to become aware of my innate inadequacy. And that happened only when I read in Romans that  sin could be defined as “Missing the Mark”.  That I did!

Back to Good Friday — Jesus said it would have been better for Judas had he not been born — but God, I keep thinking that when Jesus said “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do” that he might have been thinking of Judas, too.  I hope so. I find Judas distressingly human — after all that time with Jesus — he didn’t understand You. He wanted You to do his will. But, then I so often want YOU to do what I want. Please help me.

Story teller,

Posted in being FORGIVEN by God, Forgiving, God's Provision, Good Friday, Heavens declare the Glory of God
One comment on “Good Friday, Judas and Me
  1. Martha Lee Mullen says:

    Another fabulous foto! I tend to resonate w/ 2 items here…
    1. the us/me thing.

    2.Peter and the denial thing, and wonder how often I do this in little AND large ways. Yes, forgive me and us.
    love, ML

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