A prayer for Lahore 

   (Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty) Heavenly Father. Why? Why does your creation just want to destroy itself? Why do we use you as our excuse for evil? Why are families, gathering to celebrate the glorious resurrection of your Son, torn apart by such evil? Why do you allow such joy to turn to such horror? Why? …

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It is finished

   “Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received …

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