Aloha Friday one and all!
For Christians around the world, today is a somber day. Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified, symbolizes so much to so many. I had the chance to play excerpts from “Jesus Christ, Superstar” on the show today and had some interesting feedback. One message was critical of the choice condemning the Andrew Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice collaboration as “blasphemous.” But, another friend texted me to say it was refreshing to hear a rendition of music that focused on Christ and the day. Regardless of your opinion, there is no doubt that Christianity generates tremendous amounts of reaction, one way or the other. And that’s the beauty of the gospel. We are charged to utilize the logic and critical thinking abilities bestowed upon us. The Lord wants us to think for ourselves and to come to our own conclusions. That’s the essence of free will. When His creation willfully and genuinely praise, worship and adore Him from a place of true faith, there is nothing that pleases Him more. If one rejects His word, that does not mean the Lord turns His back and allows the non-believer to perish. As a matter of fact, nothing gives Him greater joy than to see one who was once faithless to become faithful. And, for no other reason that his/her intelligence, logic and critical thinking (and original gift from God) has brought him/her to the conclusion that all things are possible with Jesus Christ. I hope you have a blessed Easter and, regardless of your beliefs, please know that you are loved and cherished by the one who bore the pain, death and resurrection to save us all.