Jesus pitched his tent amongst us at and about the city of Jerusalem in a region of our world called the Middle East more than two thousand years ago not to make our passage through the valley of tears harder but to make our passage through the valley of tears easier. He brought from heaven to earth "grease" to lubricate the wheels of our passage through the valley of tears. The "grease" he brought was the technology of applying love to suffering. He clung to his cross to show us how to cling to ours. When you hang as Jesus hung, cling as Jesus clung, hold tight and do not let go to love, sufferings invincible foe. Love kicks suffering's ass.
Jesus Delivered to Us Advanced Alien Technology that Mitigates the Harshness of our Passage through the Valley of Tears
He clung to his love for us, held tight and refused to let it go even though we tortured and killed him. He clung to his love for us with the iron grip of the drowning man who clings to a life preserver in the stormy sea after his ship is sunk. God is trying to teach us self-defense. We have an opportunity to learn how to protect ourselves from the crosses that nail themselves to us as we pass through the valley of tears. Our passage through the valley of tears is not easy. At times, it can be extremely severe. Our sighs, mourning and weeping (Salve Regina) left our lips, reach God's ear and touched God's heart. God took pity on us. In his mercy, God dispatched his dearly beloved Son to transport technology from heaven to earth that mitigates our dire predicament in the valley of tears. The "grease" that lubricates the wheels of our passage through the valley of tears is the technology of applying love to suffering. Love is the tool that blunts the sharp edge of our passage through the valley of tears. Suffering tends to transmogrify us into the most miserable and hideous of loveless beasts. It robs us of the resemblance we bear to God (Genesis 1:27). However, we can deny this natural tendency. By holding onto love, we deny ourselves. Love turns us into superman. Love enables us to pick up and carry our crosses (Matthew 16:24). Jesus hung from his Cross to teach us how to hang from our crosses. The Son of God was so confident in the technology of applying love to suffering that he let us impale him on the Cross to demonstrate to us that the technology works. He donned the jetpack and flew to show us that we too can fly. What a crazy daredevil this Jesus was! When you hang as Jesus hung, cling as Jesus clung, love as Jesus loved. Hold tight and refuse to let go of love, suffering's invincible foe. Only love kicks suffering's ass. Love is our act of defiance. By loving, we point the middle finger at the crosses that nail themselves to us. When we defy them, we become God - divinization takes place. The power of love transforms us into daughters and sons of God (John 1:12)