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if i make my bed in hell

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day 988, luke 23
tb | jesus loved me this i know
dreamhugs wrote in jesusfeels
- Having no thoughts of my own, have a thought from N.T. Wright - the fact that even Herod and Pilate became friends hints at the different world that is beginning through Christ. Although their alliance is petty and political, if even they can become friends, surely we can reconcile with others?

- N.T. Wright has plenty of other super-great thoughts - we are invited to see ourselves in Barabbas. I wasn't going to put that in, because atonement theology nuuuuuu, but it can be read as Jesus taking the punishment a corrupt state, a Satan, a human sense of justice, has deemed appropriate for us because of our sins. A near-direct quote: God not only shares, but substitutes Himself for our sinner's fate.

- He also notes that God used the crowd's decision, wrathful and mistaken as it was, for His purposes. God used Barabbas and Simon of Cyrene's stories, so how much more will he use ours for Their larger work.

- Oh, his explanation of green and dry wood - green being Jesus, with his message of peace/reconciliation, dry being genuine rebel leaders, who would incite Rome to burning faster - is ouch.

- Jesus' kingship being mocked is the culmination of Jesus doing kingdom the wrong way with the wrong people. (Also, the sour wine offered by his Roman cupbearer was drunk by poor people.)