What humankind needs is a love that sticks around, a love that stays put, a love that hangs on. That’s what the cross is.
I turned the knob of the radio until I could hear the public station. It was a local program, a prolonged piece on a mother talking about the fear and anticipation of the "shavee." I admit. I rolled my eyes.
The centurion’s use of the Jewish elders and his friends to approach Jesus on his behalf makes me think about lobbying and advocacy. When, if at all, are these activities an appropriate part of Christian mission and ministry?
Yes, political advocacy is more effective than Band-Aid-style charity. But are those the only options?