Thursday, July 18, 2013

Set Free!

I thought of a statement made by Martin Luther, posted a few days ago on Facebook by the Institute of Lutheran Theology, as I read today's installment of Our Daily Bread and the incident from Jesus' ministry on which it's based.

Luther said: “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject of all, subject to all.”

Certain of their eternal futures, Christ sets each of His followers free to live a lives of servanthood unencumbered by the worldly desire to come in first.

Just one more reason that the radical Gospel of Jesus Christ is so scandalous in a dog-eat-dog world of self-promotion and self-seeking. But it's only at those moments when we realize that life isn't about us that we're set free to become the Christ-like people we were made to be.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Great Article on Mariano Rivera

As Mariano Rivera closes an amazing career still at the top of his game, The New York Times ran this terrific article about him on Tuesday.

Rivera was his usual impressive self on the mound in the eighth inning of Tuesday's All Star Game.