I'm a tribal episcopalian, and accidental church hospitality tester. This is the place where I ponder what that means.
02 May 2012
Why Jesus Died
The story of Jesus is not about logic, or following a plot, or character conflict. It is about love.
I only believe in god a few days out of every week but when I do believe, I know that it is not all about the crucifixion (no matter what certain filmmakers would have people believe). It is about the fact that the story, the myth, brings god down on earth to live with people and to die with them. God walked the path we all have to walk. Jesus could have lived to be an old man and he would still die as we die.
God dies with us to show us god's love and that we are not alone, even on the scariest journey. The sacrifice was made at incarnation, not at crucifixion.
(Originally written in 2004)