FACES AT THE CROSS
To approach the week of The Passion takes some time. There is a large emphasis in the Gospels on that last week of the earthly life of Jesus. As we prepare to remember those events, this year we will look at the lives of those touched by the cross. Mary, Caiaphas, Pilate, Barabbas, Simon, and Thomas. They are faces in the crowd in the Savior’s last days. The course of their lives is profoundly changed in their encounter with Jesus that week. And they bring to us lessons which can profoundly change our lives as well. This year, let’s stop and look around at the cross and learn from the many faces we see in that crowd.