The Most Cruel Month

“April is the cruelest month,” says T. S. Elliot in his poem “The Waste Land.” True, every month has its own cruelties, but April records many injustices. It’s when we remember the Jewish Holocaust, Armenian Genocide, assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., massacre @ Waco, Texas (1993), Rwandan Genocide (1994), Oklahoma City bombing (1995), Columbine High School shooting (1999), Virginia Tech shooting spree (2007), Ivory Coast massacre (2011), Boston Marathon bombing (2013)…. But the most cruel April occurred some 2,000 years ago when Christ was betrayed, tried unjustly, tortured and executed by crucifixion. Do you have questions about your “April experiences” of injustice? Reflect on Christ’s own “Why?” (Matthew 27:46).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim


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