" . . . the Creator God put a cross in the very center of the human history--to be its center, ever.
The Son of God, the gift of God, the love of God, the endless light of the self-sufficient God filled the emptiness which was death at our core. People, here is eternal life in the very midst of us!
"Now, therefore, it is the person and the passion of Jesus Christ which defines us . . .
"Behold, this is the central event of the whole of history, behold, this is the sun that keeps the planets and bequeaths importance to the peoples and makes significant even me and all I do: And they crucified him. It happened. Eternity entered time. They crossed at the cross.
"We are altogether meaningless, except God touch us. God touched us here."
~ Walter Wangerin Jr., 'Reliving the Passion'