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Good Friday Practice

Arrest | Trial | Crucifixion | John 18:28-19:37 or Mark 15:1-47

Today is the part of the Holy Week Story that is the most troubling. The person who was the most innocent, loving, kind prophetic presence, calling people to the common good is condemned and murdered publicly as a heretic, traitor, and terrorist. It doesn’t seem right. The swelling public opinion and support he had has rapidly swung against him. He’s sold out – literally – by a friend for 30 coins – to his political enemies. His death brings life. His calculated betrayal leads to redeeming forgiveness. That’s why we call this paradoxical day “good.”

What things have people done to disappoint, hurt, or harm you in this past year. Write them below covering the coins that represent the 30 coins given to Judas for betraying Jesus.

Then talk to God about forgiving these injuries and injustices, wondering about how God might create new life from the ashes of these injuries and wrongs.

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We are a community of faith seeking to live God's will together: that space where the passions of our hearts and the needs of the world meet in our context of Berkeley, Oakland and Piedmont. Our perspective is based from a Christian center, open to the mystery of God's presence in our world. Our core values are celebration, community & prayer. This blog is our avenue for program updates and information.

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This entry was posted on April 2, 2021 by in Devotions.
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