What is truth? For Christians, the central truth of existence is captured in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Without Good Friday, there is no Easter; without Easter, there is no deliverance from evil; without deliverance from evil, there is no victory of light over dark, of love over hate, of life over death.
Yet that victory is the radical, revolutionary, and essential promise of Christianity—a promise revealed to us in the Passion of Jesus.
This devotional series is built from a series of reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the cross—words spoken on a Friday afternoon that is at once impossibly remote and yet imaginatively close to hand. It is a devotional work, not a scholarly one. We are sharing these meditations in the hope that a sense of history and an appreciation of theology might help readers make more sense of the cross in a world too much given to the competing forces of hostile skepticism, blind acceptance, or remote indifference.