All the gospel writers tell us that Jesus died on the cross.
Jesus died. The fact is so commonplace it seems strange to even mention it. Almost hollow. Almost as if we’ve said nothing new or meaningful. But “new” and “meaningful” are two very different things. We’re sometimes too accustomed to thinking that meaning comes from newness. Old truths are still true, and therefore still very meaningful. Because a thing is familiar, because we’ve heard it before, does not mean we can pass it by without reflecting on its meaning.