Today is “Good” Friday, and the sheer name of the day alone shows that we can’t trust God to have the same values as normal, decent, human beings, can we?
For those of us who might be preparing Good Friday sermons or Holy Week school assemblies, I have prepared this (with uncertain copyright, but I’m asserting fair use!)
A scandal and a stumbling block is the crucifixion, a “strange way” of getting things done. As we enter Holy Week, Christians need to recover a sense of the utter strangeness of what God has achieved in Christ. A Welsh poet and a French troublemaker can help us with that.