Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Holy Cross Year A - 1 Corinthians 1:18-24

1 Corinthians 1:18-24
The world doesn’t care about the message of the cross and thinks weakness just means you are that much easier to kill. For most of our history the church has mimicked the way of the world protecting its place of privilege in pious language that masked the holy war of words and/or weapons that it waged against any and all opposition. Those days are almost behind us, thank God, which means we might be able to reclaim the foolish message of the cross where loss is gain, weakness is strength, and death is life. It does mean we will have to give up our duplicitous nature where we try to walk in the way of the cross without giving up at least a toehold in the way of the world. Jesus said it this way, “You cannot serve two masters.” (Matthew 6:24) So let’s just confess that we would have preferred a stronger Savior and because of that are always tempted to recreate God in our own image. The Good News is that we were created in God’s image and whenever and wherever we reclaim our divine DNA the foolish church that proclaims Christ crucified is the saving power of God for the world

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