Holy Week reflection: Seeing another through the Cross of Christ
THE war in Ukraine has seen vast human loss. The refugees have been at the mercy of strangers and often mistreated. War degrades human value.
In contrast, the events of Holy Week reaffirm our worth as human beings. In John 3:16, we hear that "for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life".
In the Cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we see the love of God. Such self-sacrificing love gives us value, as the God of all time and space places such worth upon humanity that he would give his only Son so that we might live.
The Cross of Christ not only brings us to God but affirms our human value, and that affirmation must shape how we see one another. Such value must shape our interactions with ourselves and with one another, particularly in cases of conflict, as we look upon one another as people of worth.
Rev Dr Andrew P Campbell
Rector of Skerry, Rathcavan and Newtowncrommelin
Diocese of Connor