God did not send Jesus here to be killed or be crucified by the Romans, which is a brutal murder. But Jesus has become incarnate to reveal to us who God is. He’s a God of love and forgiveness and mercy. … Jesus’ death itself was not the will of God. God did not desire Jesus to be killed.

–Northern Michigan Episcopal bishop-elect Kevin Thew Forrester, explaining how God’s plans went horribly wrong

(Via T19.)