(Reflecting upon John 19:1-37 and Hebrews 10:1-25)

We simply are not sure what to do with the language of sacrifice and the connection that language has with the cross. I fear that we are tempted to think the cross is a symbol that exemplifies sacrifices characteristic of our everyday lives rather than the one unique sacrifice only God could make. … Through the sacrifice of Christ all our attempts to make our sacrifices matter is revealed to be sin.

Stanley Hauerwas, A Cross-Shattered Church: Reclaiming the Theological Heart of Preaching, pp.68,71

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