Friday, April 10, 2020

Barrier No. 7: The Barrier Between the Ordinary and the Divine

Matthew 27: 50 – 54
“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that movement the curtain of the temple was torn in tow from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people. When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God.”

So many of the barriers that Jesus broke down throughout Holy Week were cultural, institutional, or personal. Yet there still remains the mystery of the resurrection. For everything we understand about it there are so many things that we do not understand. A supernatural act that has both supernatural and practical, physical results. And at the end of it all, when it seems that maybe, despite Jesus intelligence, cleverness, and spiritual depth, the darkness wins there is one more barrier to be removed.

The Veil is torn  and we are given the greatest gift of all, access to God the Father, the Creator, the Eternal. Everything that came before becomes encapsulated in this one divine act that separates Jesus from all of the rest of the spiritual teachers, dispensers of wisdom, and miracle workers. Jesus was divine and alone gives us access to the divine.

Be blessed fellow travelers to know that Friday is here, but Sunday is coming…

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