This is a good question to consider all this week as we relive the original Passion week of Jesus, the Christ. Why did He love us so much that He would endure such rejection and abuse as the sinless, holy one of God? Such questions should not encourage our own speculations but send us to the Scriptures themselves for answers. I invite you to submit comments with the Biblical answers that you find.

Meanwhile, here is a hymn that is found in many of the hymnbooks from various faith traditions, “Why Should he love me so?”. This one happens to be in Brazilian Portuguese and comes from the Seventh Day Adventist in Brazil. This is just how we sang it for twelve years with the churches in our adopted nation.