With God on our side who can be against us? Since God did not spare his own Son, but gave him up to benefit us all, we may be certain, after such a gift, that he will not refuse anything he can give. Could anyone accuse those that God has chosen? When God acquits, could anyone condemn? Could Christ Jesus? No! He not only died for us – he rose from the dead, and there at God’s right hand he stands and pleads for us.
In Lent we recall the suffering of Christ, but in the wake of Sunday’s Gospel, we do so mindful of his rising from the dead also, and of the meaning of that rising for us also.
With God on our side, for whom can we be advocates?
Photograph is of a damaged crucifix in the graveyard of the Catholic church, GIllingham, Suffolk. (c) 2011, Allen Morris.