In the shadow of the cross

How early did Jesus know?

One conventional answer is that he was born to die, and as God incarnate he knew this all along. Even if we wait for explicit biblical references, though, it is clear that Jesus saw the cross looming up a long time before he got there.

And yet he kept walking forward. He kept teaching. He kept healing. He kept praying. He kept on doing what he was here to do.

This is the way life responds to death and fear.

A word to myself today.


2 thoughts on “In the shadow of the cross

  1. I fear that I may be crossing a personal boundary here, but on the other hand this entry seems to almost be inviting a more personal inquiry.
    So what the heck, let me ask–how long have you known that you were on a similar journey?

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