I received this reflection on the Cross of Christ from my friend, Daneil S. Spatafora, JD. Thanks, Dan!
I have been trying to focus especially on the Cross of Christ this week and just what it meant. We are reminded that Jesus loved not only those immediately surrounding that cross at Calvary who loved Jesus, but the crowd and the Roman soldiers who did not love Jesus, especially when
Our Lord said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”. That is we will never fully grasp on this side of eternity just how wide and deep the Father’s love was for us at that moment. That is why the Father could not look on Jesus on that cross when he took on the sins of the whole world and why Jesus cried out to his Father, “why have you forsaken me”. We are so blessed that the Father momentarily at that time foresook Jesus when Jesus became sin since the Father absolutely detests sin, so everyone has the opportunity to gain eternal life in Heaven, forever, by this debt that Jesus paid. God’s perfect righteousness and being true to Himself could only be satisfied this way. No one who ever lived could have satisfied the Father’s righteousness and perfection other than Jesus, our Lord and Savior, by this single act on the Cross which is the most significant act in the history of time itself.