The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus

1955 Words Feb 24th, 2018 8 Pages
Jesus not only was a great speaker, miracle worker, healer, and leader who advocated for those in the margins, he was also a son, a cousin, and a dear friend to many. As I reflect on this imagery, I could only imagine what the death of Jesus meant for them and the tremendous pain these characters must have felt. Although within the Catholic Church, his death is understood in light of the Doctrine of Atonement, as his mother, Mary of Nazareth, stood for six hours watching her son die in agony, whether she felt God’s presence in amidst her anger, grief, and powerlessness at his execution is questionable.
Whenever I examine Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection, the implication that salvation requires levels of suffering has always fascinated me, especially when looking at the lives of women belonging to the contemporary Filipino culture residing in the Philippines. Their unique responses to Jesus’ call to “deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me” has proven to liberate them from the oppressive society they reside in—as seen in the practices of Payson and Lakbayan.
Throughout the paper, as I explore the Christian notion of what it is meant to “coming to the cross”. First I will examine the historical and socio-political factors which contribute to the spirituality of this…
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