In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul speaks to the doubters: "If Christ has not been raised your faith is futile."
We neglect a significant part of God’s message to us if we do not give due attention to the reality of death in all of its manifestations in human existence.
We remember that, as dark as it was, how unfair, inconvenient, frightening, Jesus went through it. He did feel abandoned by God, but never so much as to stop crying out to God.
Jesus thought what happened on what we call “Maundy Thursday” was so important it was the focus of the last hours of His life before he was arrested.
Palm Sunday: is it “the end of the beginning” or “the beginning of the end?”