Out and about today, traversing through back roads.
We had a solid ride, this time around adding a few extra people.
Not one of the standard Good Fridays, but it was worth taking the team out to fellowship with those God has brought us alongside.
Before we embarked I read out this word from Bonheoffer:
‘Good Friday and Easter – the days of God’s overpowering acts in history, acts in which God’s judgement and grace were revealed to all the world – are just around the corner. Judgement in those hours in which Jesus Christ, our Lord, hung on the cross; grace in that hour in which death was swallowed up in victory. It was not human beings who accomplished anything here; no God alone did it. He came to human beings in infinite love. He judged what is human. And he granted grace beyond any merit.’
– (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Sermon in Barcelona 11th March 1928. God on is on the cross 2012:87)