No matter how much cruelty, evil and hatred
we humans threw at Jesus on the cross,
we could not stop him loving us.
Instead of breathing revenge,
or cursing those who mocked and abused him,
Jesus prayed for forgiveness as they crucified him,
and loved us to the end,
his life poured out to the last drop for us.
This unquenchable, unstoppable love of God in Jesus,
is at the heart
of the victory of the cross.
what have you not suffered,
what have you not given for us?
We can never fully comprehend
the mystery of your saving work.
But we can love you,
at the depth of the darkness
that you entered on the cross,
and the depth of the love
that held you there.