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Devotion-als, if they are to be any good, must summon our devotion — to God, for the sake of others. If they are to do so, they must access both our minds and our hearts. They must form and reform our thinking while awakening our loves.
Passions of Christ’s Death is a series of twelve brief devotionals. Though they may be read in just 10 minutes or so, they will keep you thinking and praying throughout the day while bringing more to life your love for that Man on the cross, and for the people he loved.
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passion: strong, barely controllable, intense emotion, compelling enthusiasm or desire
Jesus’ death is not the only story of Jesus that is full of passion.
None of the stories of Jesus are passionless. We find them chock full of fury and joy, anger and faith, sorrow and silence — deep emotions that we oft times have a strong inner urge to smother, to soften. Our Western sensibilities require the stories of Jesus to be kept clean, to remain appropriate for retelling in front of your grandmother and your child.
But in so doing we have sterilized them; we have sterilized him. We have lost our gospel imaginations, that vital mind’s-eye participation in the stories that ushers us in and among the very people who received Jesus’ teaching, healing, and call to follow him further and further. And we have gotten out of practice of reading the Scriptures in that oldest, newest way in which they were always intended to be read: self-reflectively. Reading, owning, and letting ourselves experience again and again the authentic emotions surrounding the life of Jesus gets us asking the best questions of ourselves and of Scripture. Furthermore, the passions lead us to the humility of self-awareness that beckons us to ever-deepening knowledge and love of God.
Thirty-six short, thought-provoking devotionals cover three liturgical seasons: Advent, Lent, and UnLent. Each examines a Scriptural passion. Some are the passions of friends, some of foes, some of Christ himself.