Don’t Cry For Me Humanity

Man’s rejection of the Son of God is not the high point of our existence.

Knowing this truth, it is quite chic to feel guilty about it and bemoan our ugliness. This has its place, but can also develop into a false humility and will-worship, as Paul calls it.

The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson’s interpretation of the death of Christ, stirred up many emotional scenes in us. We see Christ beaten, whipped, blood pouring everywhere in all Hollywood’s glorious cinematic gore.

People left that film with a sorrow for Christ. We feel bad for Him, that all that evil stuff happened to Him. Indeed this is true, but what was Christ’s view of sorrowing for Him?

“Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.”

Jesus tells the people they’re in much worse shape than He is! Don’t cry for me, cry for you! Cry because you are capable of this. Cry for you because ultimately, if Christ does not get in the way of God’s wrath for you, God’s wrath is coming for you.

Our rejection of Christ is worthy of our repentance and sorrow, no question about this, but don’t let it stop there. Don’t just feel bad for Jesus, understand your own place in God’s wrath.

“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

Weep for those who are still under God’s wrath. Perhaps live in such a way that you are able to pull “them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”

One thought on “Don’t Cry For Me Humanity”

  1. Jeff,

    We should have a deep sorrow for the suffering that Christ endured, and it should drop us to our knees to worship Him.

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