I admit that I have difficulty understanding the Lenten/Easter theology that maintains “Jesus died for our sins.”
As I remain open to a clear explanation of what that means, I find more relevance in a viewpoint expressed by a former Rector of Emmanuel.
As I recall, the meaning of the crucifixion is to reveal that secular laws and secular rule are not the final word. There is something greater. Jesus was put to death by the secular rulers (the Roman Empire) and yet his spirit and teachings live on 2,000 years later with millions of world-wide followers. Jesus represents a higher law that supersedes and outlasts secular rulers. To me, that’s the Easter message.