Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quick Bytes #17: Our Very Best Friend

The Crucifixion "didn't just happen to anyone.  It happened to our very best friend."   - Brian Hardin, Daily Audio Bible

Let's be honest, what Jesus did for us is beyond our human comprehension.

But if you need some perspective this Lenten season, imagine it happened to the person on Earth you love the most.  Maybe it's a spouse.  Maybe it's a child, friend, or parent.

Imagine them being crucified in front of you.

Imagine them going through the pain our Savior did.

Imagine them forgiving those folks as it is happening.

(Don't just read these words ... stop and think about what that would feel like!)

Now multiply that by 1,000.

Wishing all of you a Blessed and Holy Lenten season.


  1. Thank you for that very vivid perspective, Michael. I sometimes think that the Crucifixion of Our Lord can become too familiar to us making us a little far removed from it. Jesus is our Best Friend and His death didn't just happen to Him~He accepted it and went willingly to it for love of us.
    A blessed Lent to you as well. God bless.

  2. You have a knack for getting to the heart of things, Michael. May God bless you in a special way this Lenten season.

  3. Karin, Victor, Mary - thank you for your comments and Blessings!

  4. This is something I've thought about often, especially since I watched Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ". It always makes me stop and think. If Mary had not been "full of grace", I don't know how she could have stood the violence done to her Son.