The Vulnerability of the Cross

The Vulnerability of the Cross

Matthew 27:27-44

Even in His humanity, Jesus had the choice to call upon His power as God to crush these soldiers. But Jesus was saying to Peter and to us: I choose a different path. A path of powerlessness. A path whereby Rome actually arrests me. Takes me. Holds me prisoner. Mocks me. Spits on me. Tries me. Convicts me. Executes me. Labels me. Buries me. We must understand both Jesus’ death – the supreme display of human weakness and sacrifice – and His resurrection – the supreme display of the power of God for salvation. They are both necessary to see, believe, and rely upon for our reconciliation to God.


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