Today’s poll, though in the midst of the Easter Season, has a strong strain of Lent about it, don’t you think? From the Old Testament, we have Joel’s challenge, heard in liturgical churches on Ash Wednesday:
Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment.
We also have the Lord’s invitation at the door of the Christians of Laodicea:
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.
And we have Jesus turning expectations on their head, speaking of the notion of sacrifice:
For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.
And now you have voting: