If We Dare: Good Friday 2016
Bonnie A. Perry
I propose to show that while we retreat in fear Jesus calls us back in love for hope, healing and help. I did this for you in Love.
The noise, the news, the never ending images, coming at us all around, everywhere, all times, all places: phones, pads, screens, surround and around . . . on and on.
We are bombarded, blasted and so… we do what people who have a choice do—we retreat. Not always, but often we back away, turn around and walk away, in an attempt to preserve our sanity and ensure our safety, we walk away . . . from the chaos, the calamities and killing.
Each time a suffering is made known and we passively avoid, when we say, “I’m so sorry for your loss,” and carry on, we bit, by bit, drip by drop, diminish our souls. We then do, as those who did, on that fateful day, we then become the ones who walked away.
But what might we learn if we do not turn? Who might we become if we stay? Who might we be, if in the midst of the pain we stand and pray? If we refuse to walk, if we like the women who came from Galilee with Him, if we like they, stay, stand and bear witness for the world, to the pain before our eyes, what then?
On that cross, in this world, on that day, He gave all he had for us. If we dare stay then we will see what the power of love looks like.
Once we have known love like that—there is no turning back, no stepping away.
If only, we dare stay…