A Way of Seeing
October 20, 2021
A central visual symbol in almost every Lutheran worship space is the cross. This cruel instrument of torture and death was reserved for rebellious slaves, violent criminals, and threatening criminal subversives.
We see the Cross as a central symbol because we confess; “it is here, on the cross, that God meets us.” It is on the Cross that God made himself present in our weakness, in our vulnerability and suffering, and our dying.
In the abyss of despair, in the deepest darkness, God comes. In the painful reality of our mortality, our ultimate loneliness, or weakness, God encounters us...