Good Friday: The Seven Last Words of Christ

Pain is a holy angel who shows us treasures that would otherwise remain forever hidden...But it needs to be overcome every time, and thus there is an even holier angel than the one of pain; that is, the one of joy in God.
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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On Good Friday, we asked seven people from our community to reflect on one phrase from Jesus' death -- words uttered from the cross.  The experiences were personal and deeply considered.  It was a night in which we stayed present not just to the suffering of Christ, but to the suffering of Christ within each of us.  And they are a testament to resilience.  Each of these compelling devotional responses were a blessing to all of us who heard them.  

May they bless you in your hearing.