This doctrine of the cross is sheer folly to those on their way to ruin, but to us who are on the way to salvation it is the power of God. Jews call for miracles, Greeks look for wisdom; but we proclaim Christ - yes, Christ nailed to the cross; and though this is a stumbling-block to Jews and folly to Greeks, yet to those who have heard his call, Jews and Greeks alike, he is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1Cor. 1:18,23-24
What is demanded of us is honesty. The world has not changed in two thousand years. Event for event, you can find in our contemporary world perfect parallels to every moment in this Gospel story of the Passion. But this is difficult for us to admit.