Friday, March 25, 2005

missing the point

I read about a group in the Philippines who actually had themselves nailed to a cross to commemorate the Easter season. I guess throughout history there have been those who felt ascetic practices would draw them closer to God - and maybe this instance is nothing more than that. Part of me admires the faith level of someone who would endure the pain - but I wonder if they realize that "it is finished!" and everything they need for life and salvation was completed when Jesus died on the cross. We most definitely deserve punishment for our sins, but thankfully, Jesus took it upon Himself. Wow, that makes it a good Friday.
posted by Christie