As is often (make that always) the case when I’m producing one of Michael Phillips’ episodes from his excellent book, The Commands, I find myself challenged to look at familiar portions of the gospel in quite a different light. Today’s episode, especially so.
Christians traditionally regard Christ’s physical crucifixion as the pinnacle of our Lord’s earthly ministry. Viewed through a spiritual prism, however, his death on the cross might be considered the wondrous after-effect of an even more grand and monumental event that took place in the garden of Gethsemane: a choice of whose will was to rule his life. A choice that we are challenged to replicate every moment of our own lives if we are to follow him.