Jesus is Nailed to the Cross: “These Three Nails” — St. Peter's Fireside | Vancouver, B.C. 

by Brian Dant
April 5, 2017
2 min read

If You are who we think You are,
nothing can go unchanged by these three nails.
It all must change.

No dream,
no paycheck,
no promotion,
no vote,
no meal,
no award,
no cause,
no home,
no conversation.

Nothing can be the same.
The Cosmos has spoken.
All has been (re)defined.

Here you have shown,
that the Savior is indeed a Servant.

To be highly exalted,
to make a name for oneself,
to be crowned with glory and honour
is to take the Way of the nails.

To “be a man”
is no longer to embrace power,
to flex my strength.

The rungs of the ladder lead down,
before they lead up.

To dominate is to submit.
To fall is to stand.
To die is to live.

In these three nails, the Cosmos has spoken.
Nothing can be the same.

 

 

This post is a reflection on the Gospel of Luke’s account of Jesus hanging on the cross, found in Luke 23:32-43:

Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.” One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

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