From the seven depictions of Christ’s crucifixion story, to the mother of Jesus holding her infant son as she stretched out her arms to the weeping worshipper, the entire chapel was an invitation to see our sufferings – our very humanity – in light of the fact that neither Jesus nor Mary were exempt from suffering, pain, or death.
Thinking about the past sometimes makes it difficult for me to enjoy the present. But we’re called to live a lifestyle of worship.
As Christians, we have a great deal to say about the meaning of suffering.
Once we have entered into relationship with the Father, through the Son, via the Spirit, we want others to know that same life, peace, and hope that we have experienced. Once we know Jesus, we want others to know Jesus.
This sermon, Living the Mission in Worship, from Rev. Tara Beth Leach starts at minute marker 42:10.
“There is a tension in God’s economy between the one and the many — a tension God himself seems able to hold together.”