But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Galatians 6:14, ESV)
So close to the timber yet so far from the blood. We are so close to the world’s most uncommon event, but we act like common crapshooters huddled in bickering groups and fighting over silly opinions. How many pulpit hours have been wasted on preaching the trivial? So close to the cross but so far from the Christ.
Prayer: Lord, Your life, death and resurrection are the core of the Gospel. Have your work in me.