Since it is Lent...I've got a thought for today from John Polkinghorne. It is from his book Quantum Physics and Theology.
"The Christian God is not simply a compassionate spectator of the travail of creation, looking down from the invulnerability of a celestial realm onto the sufferings of Earth. Christians believe that in Christ, and particularly in his cross, we see God sharing human life and its bitterness, even to the point of a shameful and painful death, experienced in the darkness and rejection. The Christian God is the crucified God, truly a fellow sufferer who understands."