When the Worst is Called Good

 

 

 

 

The best part of our ministry with men seeking to change their lives is sharing with them this upside down theology of Christ. It’s explaining why a day described in movies and art as violent and bloody and is called Good.

We take them through Holy Week observing the Last Supper, participating in a prayer Labyrinth and giving them an opportunity to nail their pain to the cross. All of this we do in the knowledge that we are Easter people.

Good Friday is not celebrated with dancing and cheers but with tears and lament. We know Sunday is coming. We know that rejoicing lays ahead.

But today. let’s remember the sacrifice made for us. Let’s remember how bad is made good.

 

4 Comments

  1. Tombeetlebailey said:

    1st, Love Phil Keaggy & that you included his arr. 2nd my mind raced to song by ‘Carman’ “Sundays on the Way” and 3rd…”participating in a prayer Labyrinth ?” PLEASE do tell more. This sounds awesome.
    Thanks again for sharing these spiritual morsels for breakfast with me.

    March 30, 2018
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    • Debby Hudson said:

      Yes, Tom we put up a prayer labyrinth every year. I think if you search for that word on this blog you can find other posts I’ve written about it with more photos. It’s such a good active experience. It’s a guided walk through as they listen with headphones to the direction. There are different stations helping prepare them for the “center” where they will find a cross, bread, and juice, floor pillows, etc. to spend time with God. Then they are lead back out through other stations helping them prepare for what I call re-entry. It can be very impactful.

      March 30, 2018
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  2. Gabriele said:

    It only becomes “good” for me when the good in me reaches out to Him.

    March 30, 2018
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    • Debby Hudson said:

      Yes, Gabriele. Thanks for adding that. Happy Easter!

      March 30, 2018
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