Alexander Shaia returns to Poema today to share about the Quadratos journey through the Easter story. Alexander takes us back to an understanding of the story older, and wider than the traditional ‘Holy Week’ we all know and takes us into the story of the Christ and how we can identify with Jesus as He walks His passion.
Together we examine in brief the difference between the gospel interpretations of the story, and what these different interpretations mean for our own journey, and take a deeper look into Gethsemane. There we find a Jesus who names the betrayer, but then calls him friend, and a Jesus whose struggles with obedience mirror our own.
Finally we focus on Jesus’ cry ‘My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?’, and discuss how this is not a moment of despair, but a victory cry, not a moment of doubt, but supreme faith. And we see why every day of the Easter Story, from Good Friday to Easter Sunday, is a story of resurrection.
This will blow your mind and expand and deepen your understanding of the Easter story, and the scriptures, and bring the passion of Christ alive in a fresh way, as it has done for me.
I’d encourage you to listen to this and engage with it over the Easter season, I certainly will be – and I believe it will make our Easters richer, deeper, more honest and more joyful. Have a happy and blessed Easter everyone.
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