Why do we call something good that was on the surface such a horrific act of violence and that demonstrated the fullness of human depravity?

In “Finding the good in Good Friday,” the Rev. Ken Wheeler discusses how God’s love transformed the cross from an instrument of death into a symbol of life. This article first appeared on Living Lutheran (http://www.livinglutheran.org) on April 2, 2015.

Image of the crucified Jesus is taken from “Violence 2016,” by the Rev. Karl Stevens (www.prayerbookart.com)