The Most Important Words

Jesus speaks these words on Good Friday while hanging from the cross:

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what  they do.”

“Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”

“It is finished.”

These may be the most important words in Christianity.

It might seem strange to be bringing forth words associated with Good Friday during the Easter celebration.  However, recall that we cannot separate/lose sight of Good Friday during the Easter celebration and we cannot forget the Resurrection during Good Friday.  The two are joined together as one experience and one celebration.  It is something like our Buddhist friends saying that nirvana = samsara when you finally see it from the standpoint of your buddha nature.

Lets push this a bit further: discover the Resurrection in these very words.  This presents the ultimate koan from a Christian perspective because these words are a like a wall of no-knowledge that you cannot rationalize away into an explanation on a rational level. Sit before this wall until there is only the Risen Christ.  So Happy Easter to all!

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