The Meaning of Christ’s Suffering

Why did Jesus die on the cross? How does the suffering of an innocent man fix anything? These are good questions and Dr. Sri shares the answers given to us by the Church. Dr. Sri helps bring an even deeper understanding of Christ’s passion and death.

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God doesn’t just want to pardon us. He wants to rescue us and heal us.


Catechism, 616

It is love “to the end” that confers on Christ’s sacrifice its value as redemption and reparation, as atonement and satisfaction. He knew and loved us all when he offered his life. Now “the love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.” No man, not even the holiest, was ever able to take on himself the sins of all men and offer himself as a sacrifice for all. The existence in Christ of the divine person of the Son, who at once surpasses and embraces all human persons, and constitutes himself as the Head of all mankind, makes possible his redemptive sacrifice for all.

Bishop Barron Quotation

We sinners are like diamonds that have fallen into the muck; made in the image of God, we have soiled ourselves through violence and hatred. God…could have simply pronounced a word of forgiveness from heaven, but this would not have solved the problem. It would not have restored the diamonds to their original brilliance. Instead, in his passion to reestablish the beauty of creation, God came down into the muck of sin and death and brought the diamonds up and polished them off. In so doing of course, God had to get dirty. This sinking into the dirt–this divine solidarity with the lost–is the “sacrifice” which the Son makes to the infinite pleasure of the Father. It is sacrifice expressive, not of anger or vengeance, but of compassion.

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Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died.

Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri.  Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach.

Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.

1 Comment

  1. Yes Jesus may have had to get in the muck to show us how to live. But did he have to be killed? God is not revengeful. Or is this the outcome of challenging the people of the time on how to live. Standing up to righteousness. Standing up for the Word. The cause. I am open that he did not have to die for God he a sort of way had to die because the leaders of the time could not accept his ways


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