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Meditation on Christ in the Wake of the Orlando Shootings (June 2016)

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Christianity presents to us a God who does not coerce others or control humanity...Instead He attracts followers by the beauty of his humility and by the spectacle of his self-giving love.  He empties himself of magnificence to become a simple Jewish peasant. He spends his life on behalf of others, particularly the poor, the sick and those who are social outcasts. Then He willingly submits to torture and murder at the hands of self-righteous religious leaders.

It is in his weakness and in his suffering love that we see the treasure and beauty of who He is.  He is one with the victim and He suffers with those who suffer.

His love transcends death and He offers healing that extends far beyond the grave.