Sacrificial Love

Is it the example he gives humanity of sacrificial love — his death at the hands of the powerful Roman Empire and the religious establishment he called out for hypocrisy? His death offered on behalf — so it’s said — of others?

Is it caught up with the way the cross has become a symbol — one carried into battle by soldiers in some dark periods in human history, but also worn by medics who brave crossfire to care for the wounded from both sides of a conflict, or used to mark hospitals that care for the sick without favouring the wealthy or those likely to be cured — hospitals that emerged from history because people took the life of Jesus and his interactions with the sick, the socially marginalised, and the poor seriously?

Well. Sure. But perhaps it is more than that? More than that to Jesus and more than that to the cross as a symbol of his life and love…

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