Over two thousand years ago something rather extraordinary occurred, and today followers of Christ remember that event. Imagine your best friend being tortured, beaten, mutilated and killed before your eyes, of which he was innocently condemned. Imagine watching your son agonize in death and not being able to do anything about it except watch. Imagine watching your mentor, your teacher, your guide being torn away from you and tossed about like second rate trash just because people didn't like him or what he was teaching. That is what Mary (Jesus' mother), Joseph of Arimethea, and John (the one who wrote the Gospel of John) all experienced because Jesus hadn't become this ethereal, eternal spiritual figure yet; to them he was a man who could miraculous and great things. Yet he was still a beloved son and brother (to his biological brothers & sisters, I do not refer to spiritual brothers & sisters), a dear friend, and a revered and looked up to teacher. It would have been something to personally know, meet, and talk with Jesus back when he was on the earth. I kind of wonder what he was like in his teenage and young adult years. Did he make any close friends, what kind of adventures did he have, and what kind of conflicts was he involved in? Perhaps when I enter the afterlife I shall find out. So while I celebrated Easter, I also cleaned and washed my car and my sister's car, which took a very long time to complete, but both look resplendent without all of the salt on the exterior body. Also there is nothing like celebrating with a humorous film like The Emperor's New Groove which of course stars the amazingly hilarious David Spade and John Goodman, along with the late Eartha Kittt, and Patrick Warburton. It's a classic and still gets me roaring every single time. Well my finger got jammed from the dog walk last night and made it difficult to sleep through the night, and of course every time I try to move it, pain just lights up across my finger and arm. Not pleasant, but it seems to be getting a little better. Hopefully it will not interfere with my ability to work tomorrow, or the rest of the week. March ends today, and Game of Thrones Season 3 begins tonight. Hopefully it won't be as much of a disappointment like G.I. JOE: Retaliation was. Cheers to the new week and the new month. And so far no nuclear war, so lets keep our fingers crossed and keep everyone who is in harms way in mind.
The Crucifixion of Christ from The Passion of the Christ