As we have seen of late, politics is no longer the art of the possible, but the mechanics of control. The hour has come. Nonetheless, he knows that the die is cast. He speaks to the drive that is within us individuals, groups, corporations, and nations.
The good news is that out of death comes life. As we know, the conflict continues.
But Jesus has come into the world to participate in a cosmic battle. Even as Jesus is to be glorified in this journey, so might we be glorified. Will we turn back?
This is not the way of the world System? But, how will this happen? Now is the time. As Jesus speaks of his own future, he invites his disciples and us to consider own destiny. If you want to receive glory and honor, you will have to cease it.
That pathway seems prudent, at the very least. The Greeks came to him, and he is lifted up so as to draw all people to himself.
He has been lifted up and transformed.
There is no other way. March 17, John As for us, the readers of this passage, a choice is being placed before us.
Yet there it is. Nonetheless, that particular scene does point us away from the usual path to power and success. No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour.
The moment had come for his glorification. The countdown has begun. The question is — what does this entail? The good news is — if you serve him, God will honor you. Jesus refuses to fight the battle on the terms dictated by the Ruler of this World kosmos.
What is the mechanism? No one is going to give it to you. There is no turning back. Yes, the hour has come. No one wants to give an inch, lest the other side see this as weakness.
His is a universalist message. Being that this is the fiftieth anniversary of the March from Selma to Montgomery, a march in which the evils of racism and segregation were clearly exposed to the world.
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ASHG Presidential Address: Checking, Balancing, and Celebrating Genetic Diversity South Hall B, Level 1, Convention Center. “The world behind me, the cross before me, no turning back, no turning back.” These words from the old gospel song “I have decided to .Download