Here is Your Son. Here is Your Mother.

Here is Your Son. Here is Your Mother.

Chris Breslin
John 19:23-27

“The Beloved Disciple, the hero of the community, is singled out as the particular object of Jesus’ love. The Beloved Disciple is not one person but an image of all disciples. Nicodemus who comes to the Lord by night seeking meaning in his life, he is the Beloved Disciple. The Samaritan woman at the well, the woman taken in adultery…forgiven, healed and renewed by Jesus, these too are the Beloved Disciple. In fact all those who follow Jesus seeking discipleship are in fact beloved.” –Fr. Raymond Brown

“How do we get the father’s robe? Because Jesus was stripped naked on the cross. How do we get the father’s feast? Because Jesus took the cup of wrath that might have the cup of joy. He is our true elder brother—and he says so. Hebrews 2:11 says, “Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers. He says, ‘I will declare your name to my brothers.’”–Tim Keller


The Gospel of John by F. Dale Bruner

The Death of the Messiah by Raymond Brown

The Prodigal God by Tim Keller

Further Lenten Reading

God is on the Cross by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Sweet Deliverance: A Lenten Reader ed Chris Breslin

The Death of the Messiah by Raymond Brown

Living the Christian Year by Bobby Gross

Cross-Shattered Christ by Stanley Hauerwas

He Became Like Us: Christ’s Identification with Man by Carlyle Marney

Death on a Friday Afternoon by Richard John Neuhaus

God for Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent & Easter ed Greg Pennoyer

The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by Arthur Pink

Abiding (Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2013 Lent Book) by Ben Quash

The Seven Last Words from the Cross by Fleming Rutledge

Listening at Golgotha: Jesus’ Words from the Cross by Peter Storey

Looking Through the Cross (Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2014 Lent Book) by Graham Tomlin

In God’s Hands (Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2015 Lent Book) by Desmond Tutu

Passion and Power (Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2007 Lent Book) by Sam Wells

Thank God it’s Friday by Will Willimon


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