Were You There When They Crucified the Lord?

Tracy Hughes - Colombia

Focus: Chiapas, Mexico and All the Suffering People of the World
Readings:  Isaiah 52: 13-53:12, Psalm 22, John 18:1-19:42, Hebrews 10:16-25

The obvious answer to this question is, of course, no - none of us were there literally or historically when the Roman Empire crucified Jesus. That was one easy question.

Jon Sobrino, Jesuit priest and liberation theologian from San Salvador, implores us to take a closer, more critical look at what this question implies in our lives as people of faith. I am reading "The Principal of Mercy Taking the Crucified People from the Cross"* and Sobrino's reflection on liberation theology again reminds me of my humanity and more particularly why I volunteer with the Christian Peacemaker Teams as a person of Christian faith.

Tracy Hughes - Colombia

Focus: Chiapas, Mexico and All the Suffering People of the World
Readings:  Isaiah 52: 13-53:12, Psalm 22, John 18:1-19:42, Hebrews 10:16-25

The obvious answer to this question is, of course, no - none of us were there literally or historically when the Roman Empire crucified Jesus. That was one easy question.

Jon Sobrino, Jesuit priest and liberation theologian from San Salvador, implores us to take a closer, more critical look at what this question implies in our lives as people of faith. I am reading "The Principal of Mercy Taking the Crucified People from the Cross"* and Sobrino's reflection on liberation theology again reminds me of my humanity and more particularly why I volunteer with the Christian Peacemaker Teams as a person of Christian faith.

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