Thursday, April 09, 2009

Defending Myself

When I was little, I always wondered how come Jesus didn't come down off the cross, and then go back up there. Y'know, just to show them that He could. Just to show them that they couldn't sass God and say that He was incapable. Just to show them that He was choosing to lay down His life and that this wasn't impotence.

Same for the mockings and the accusations. Why didn't He answer? He could've. Our response to any insults or accusations is to defend ourselves. Sometimes we might even be willing to sacrifice ourselves for someone else's good, as long as people know that we're doing it, as long as people appreciate our sacrifice. But to sacrifice for those who hate us, while they're mocking us for our kindness? That's unheard of.

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