Compassion Magazine

Jesus, Yesterday, Today and Forever

From the editor

Jesus, crucifiedJesus Christ "suffered under Pontius Pilate," our Creed says. On a day long ago, he went to his death hardly noticed, a silent victim of Roman justice. Led outside the walls of Jerusalem, he was crucified; then he was buried in a borrowed tomb.

"On the third day, he rose again." God glorified him and made him known as Savior and Lord.

The world heard about Jesus as believers told his story from place to place and age to age. Now, in this new millennium, which promises to be a time of increasing interaction between peoples, cultures and traditions, we must tell his story. How shall we speak of him, particularly, of his Passion and death, a sign of contradiction in every age?

In this issue of Compassion we review how people belonging to the world's great religious traditions look upon Jesus today. How shall we dialogue with them about Jesus Christ, who is human and divine? During the Jubilee Year, Pope John Paul opened the door to a new relationship with the Jewish people. How can we dialogue further with them who share the wisdom of the prophets and the saints with us?

And what will poets, artists and people of imagination say about Jesus as we enter the new millennium? What witness will saints and martyrs give?

Finally, how will we, believers of today, live his message and make him known?

Fr Victor Hoagland, C.P.
Editor, Compassion Magazine


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Publisher: Terence Kristofak, C.P., Provincial Eastern Province
Editor: Victor Hoagland, C.P. • Co-Editor: Mary Ann Strain, C.P. • Art Director: Sr. Mary Clement
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