Who will roll away the stone? Jesus. Is he worthy? Yes. We certainly can’t and aren’t, and that is good news.
We would like, I think, to distance ourselves from these thieves – whoever we are, wherever we are, we say, surely we’re not those guys. Aren’t we?
“Crucifixion is the only way to die with your arms open.” — St. Athanasius
In Christianity, we are offered not a mirror, but a negative image.
Receiving bread from Jesus is not the same thing as receiving Jesus as bread.
As Christians, we are often told to bear our cross…but what does that mean, exactly?
Jesus himself is the Gospel. Jesus and all of his works are the “greater things” that every disciple is invited into.