We watch, sinners all, with bittersweet love for God and with that mixture of profound gratitude, shocking embarrassment, and deep sadness. We see the determination in both faces, and they are the faces that make us whole.
Let us take a closer look at 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 and discover a new truth.
Let this Holy Week reminds us of sacrificial love of Christ that surrounds us the rest of the year too.
Let us consider what it meant for Christ to become nothing for our sake.
As we prepare for Palm Sunday and Easter we are reminded of the courage and love of Christ.
I approach texts like Psalm 31 with great fear and trepidation. I am drawn to them like a moth to flame, which is to say, warily, for I know these Psalms of lament can be devastating if you take them seriously.