At 9:00 a.m., labeled “The King of the Jews,” Jesus is crucified. Passers by laughed at him and shouted “So! You who going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, come down from the cross and save yourself!” The religious leaders mocked, “He saved others, but he can’t save himself.”
From noon until 3:00 p.m. a darkness came over the land. At 3:00 p.m. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me!” Finally, with a loud cry Jesus breathed his last breath.
The curtain of the temple was then torn in two from top to bottom. A centurion recognized that Jesus was the Son of God. And Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the yonger and of Joses, and Salome were still there, watching from a distance.
As evening was approaching, Joseph of Arimathea went to Pilate and got Jesus’ body. Joseph had Jesus placed into tomb.
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… and dead is dead. And if we can’t accept the finality of death, we’re not ready for resurrection.