Gerry Gutierrez' Update
Handcuffed and beaten,
Jesus is handed over to the will of men.
Easter goes by too fast. Let us celebrate a little longer the Resurrection.
Men often wonder
about the will of God, as if by knowing it, is all it would take.
Jesus the word of
God made flesh is the will of God made plain as the light in darkness. God
has revealed himself in Jesus to the point that any concept or knowledge of God
apart of Jesus is anything but knowledge of God. It is proper to affirm
that it’s not only difficult and impossible to know God apart from Jesus, but
it is on conceivable.
Just as life
starts at conception and without conception it is not possible to have a baby
let alone a toddler, a tyke, a teenager, a young man or a full-grown man.
Jesus is the will
of God. Jesus is the begotten of God, not created but begotten. Jesus is the
only way to the truth; therefore the truth is a person. Truth is not some
formless invisible idea floating in the air that happens to be captured by the
magnet of our brain and carefully file on our memories to be conveniently use
when we need it to communicate with others equally self-sustained
beings in similar an exact conditions all over the earth.
Truth is a person and person is Jesus. Just as the will of God is not only a longing of a lonely God so the will of God is God himself in his Son. Dare not to separate God and his will in the same way that you must not dare to separate Jesus from God.
Yes! It is
time to say that we cannot avoid to say.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the knowledge of the father but by Jesus. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit without the intervention of man and he became flesh in a virgin called Mary. Jesus dwelled among us full of grace and truth, making the love of the invisible God visible by seeking and saving that which was lost. Without Jesus the Truth, it is impossible to know and to live. Jesus is the Life.
Man without Jesus
at best they are alive but have no "Life" in them.
The failure to
recognize God in Jesus is evidence of the absence of "Life".
Now we are in
position to know the will of man for Jesus.
decide to grant their demand and released Barabbas, the man who have been
thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for and
Pilot surrender Jesus to their will.
The first will
open man against Jesus is to lead him away from the protective custody of the
law and order represented by Rome and Pilot. Men in lynch mob mentality
abuses others such as Simon of Cyrene by grabbing him and making him carry the
cross of Jesus. Have you ever wonder why Jesus did not carry his own cross
like the other two who were crucify next to Jesus that day?
Wonder no more.
It was the will of man that Jesus was arrested handcuffed and beaten since the
night before. He was spitted slapped, smeared, slandered at the hands of battle
hardened Ronan soldiers all night long. As if that was not enough,
professional soldiers used to weatherboarding prisoners also flogged Jesus some
more at the orders of Pilate. Jesus in his human body was like any other
human being. Jesus as broken bread and pour out wine was wounded and
bleeding and he became weak and weaker that could hardly stand on his own.
Simon of Cyrene, who without knowing represented us humans by carrying the
cross that was ours to carry, we should have not only carried our cross but
also should have been crucified on it. No man had ever carry his own
across and die on it and save himself. No one who die for his sins on the
cross and paid with his life for his sins had enough left to pay for his
Jesus alone broke
the jaws of death and broke open the tomb, which could not retain
him. Ever sense the resurrection of Jesus, the prison have been left open
wide for us to live as if someone has left the gates open; that is Jesus. The
bird’s cage is open, now the bird to stretch out his wins and fly away back to
the garden at the cool of the day singing his heart out as to provide a soft
music just like before when Adam and Eve use to meet with Jesus to pray by
repeating after him "Our father who are in heaven".
Yes my brothers
and sisters, the cross is ours and it should be proper for us to carry it even
now, but the crucifixion is of Jesus.
Men prevail over
Jesus and they killed him. Men prayed to pilot to hand Jesus over to