😎🐫🎤 As the famous line from the movie A Few Good Men goes, “You can’t handle the truth!” We are smack in the middle of Holy Week, which means we heard The Passion according to Mark last Sunday and we’ll read The Passion according to John on Good Friday. There is one line in the reading of The Passion that stops me in my tracks, tears fill my eyes, my throat gets tight, and I can’t speak the words…”Crucify him, crucify him!”
But every time I sin, that is exactly what I do. I crucify Him. I put Him on that cross. This is a truth that is hard to swallow. And it’s a truth I need to remind myself of often. Before I dare to speak ill of someone, I should just yell out “Crucify him, crucify him!” Or maybe when I’m having a bad day and want to take it out on someone, “Crucify him, crucify him!” Or when I want to place undue blame on someone else, “Crucify him, crucify him!” When I ignore someone that God has placed along my path or when I say, “God, I don’t have time for you.” I might as well be saying “Crucify him, crucify him!” I bet if I shouted that out first, I probably won’t say or do what I was going to, which could stop one more swing of the hammer, one more lash of the whip, one more thorn piercing his head. He died for our sins, but we don’t need to keep adding to those numbers. Bless others and be blessed.