Friday, April 18, 2014

Apathetic Jesus

“They crucified two rebels with him, one on his right and one on his left. Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, come down from the cross and save yourself!” In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him. ” (Mark 15:27-32)

At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “*beep* your sins, I'm going home......” (which, we all know, did NOT happen)

The definition of apathy is loss of interest in what was the source of happiness and gratification. As a friend of mine jokingly pointed out, “Good Friday is good for us, but probably not so good for Jesus.” Thank God that His son was nailed to the cross, thank God that our Christ is not apathetic, thank Christ that our salvation is His happiness and gratification, and thank Christ that His crucifixion saves not only those who follows Him, but also those who mocks Him – long as they are willing to receive His grace.

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