“Foolishness” of the cross gives us hope

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist

Legions of angels. That’s how many Jesus said were at his

disposal had he chosen not to be arrested, not to go to the cross. I

suspect even one angel would have easily handled all the Roman soldiers in

Jerusalem on that “Good” Friday. But the most conspicuous thing about

angels that day is their absence.

We may wonder where God was when our spouse died, or our child got hooked

on drugs, or we got the diagnosis of the dread disease. We’d have wondered

even more if we’d been at Golgotha and known who was being crucified when

the angels were AWOL and, worse, the Father of that Son seemed nowhere to

be found.