Sunday, June 14, 2009

The foolishnes of the cross, part 3

"By his wounds we are healed. But we must come to Jesus Christ the way we are with our wounds open and bleeding. We must admit that we can’t fix ourselves. That life based on our own resources and trying to suck life out of other people never satisfies. We must not cover the wounds up with our band-aids of self-improvement, religion, minimizing, excusing, accusing, blame shifting or whatever your particular brand of band-aid is called. By his wounds we are healed when his wounds meet our wounds. Then he cleans your wound, binds it up and takes you to new places of life where those wounds don’t determine who you are anymore.

But the cross of Christ will remain foolishness to those who trust in themselves. Those who build their own kingdoms focused on themselves and their strength of achievements, physical beauty or personality gifts. Those who want to climb up the ladder of religion trying to impress their god. Those who just cannot accept that everything has already been done. You don’t have to do anything to be good enough or bad enough to be a part of Jesus’ kingdom. The grace of God means that there is nothing you can do to make God love you less, and there is nothing you can do to make God love you more! God loves you just the way you are including the good, the bad and the really ugly in you!"

by abrokencup

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