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Good Friday

"But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with me at this table.The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed. But woe to that man who betrays him!”
Luke 22:21-22

I want to started this post with a recap. Going back to the blessed, Holy Meal. Jesus our great king, knowing all that was to happen to him, announced at the last supper his betrayal while eating. Jesus announced it, and it comes to a shock to all the disciples. 

Jesus, knows, that it must happen to him, that he must be betrayed and handed over to his enemies. But, certainly he calls the betrayer on it. "But woe to that man who betrays him" Jesus is certainly pointing our his feelings that one of his dream team people are handing him over. But he knows he has to go through it. 

Jesus gives us an example to live by, at the time of his death. 

Forgive.

Several times before he was going to die he forgave. 

At the time when Peter had gone and cut off the ear of the slave in his anger. But Jesus calls him back and tells him enough. And what does Jesus do? He heals the ear of the slave. Jesus was kind and never rude to the ones who captured him. He gave them one sign to make them change in heart. (which i'm sure that slave did) Jesus was still kind, even though they were going to kill him. 

My favorite line that Jesus says on the cross is

"Father forgive them; For they know not what they do" 

Even at the point of death on the cross, Jesus still forgives. He wants them to be forgiven for what they have done. It was simply because they had hearts of stone, and would not open up to realize that this was the Son of God. Jesus, our savior gave us this wonderful  example, to forgive people, even if they will kill you. 

Forgiving is and essential part of our daily lives. Jesus showed us the example of how to forgive and when to forgive. Not just verbally by inside as well. Jesus was never one to hold grudges. And although throughout his life it may seem like Jesus didn't like the Scribes and Pharisees he never did anything rude to them, nor did he do anything bad to them. 

Why? 

Cause Jesus didn't hate anyone. He was only there to correct their false ways. He was their to shine light on who and what the real Son of Man is. He came to show that God isn't for the rich. That God came for the poor and not for the rich. 

Today, by the wood of the stable in which our king Jesus was born, today he is nailed to. He sacrificed so much for us. Jesus, our king, by dying on the cross made all our struggles ten times lighter. God our amazing king gave his only Son for us, to die.

Jesus is the forgiving Lord, The Lord of Life, and the Lord of example. He didn't come for the rich, he came for the poor. He came for those who were most neglected from society. He came to give us the example of living the life of Christian Perfection. Living the life dedicated to serving the poor.


Lord Jesus my Savior Help Me!

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