We stand before Good Friday and Easter, the days of God's overpowering deeds in history,
The deeds in which God's judgement and grace were made visible to all the world:
Judgement, in those hours which Jesus Christ, the Lord hung on the cross.
Grace, in the hour when death was devoured by victory.
No human beings acted here. No, God alone did this.
He walked the path to the people in endless Love.
He judged what is human.
And He gave us grace beyond merit.
Deitrich Bonheoffer (1906-1945)