Dear crucified Christ,
it is you we remember and you to whom we pray.
In our liturgy and song, we worship you:
the one who healed the sick and called us to follow.
You ate at the table of Zacharias the sinner.
You befriended Mary Magdalene, an outcast of her day.
You enjoyed socializing, gathering disciples around the table
with plenty of wine to drink and bread to eat.
You read the words of Isaiah in the synagogue and
turned over the money changers’ tables in anger.