Friday, March 23, 2018

The Cross turns power on its head

Morning: Psalm 95, 22; Exodus 9:13-35; 2 Corinthians 4:1-12

I write these reflections, in part, to help me understand Jesus. Jesus’s followers sometimes think that following him will give them prestige and power of the same kind they suffer under.  But, in fact, the Cross subverts all human systems that claim to set the world to rights by putting a different set of people into the same positions of power. Jesus changes the meaning of power, because the Cross calls into question all pride and self-glorifying behaviour. Service not servitude will ultimately put the world to rights.

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