Relief teaching for a bit and nothing is as special as “welcome back!”
"To endure the cross is not a tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ. When it comes, it is not an accident, but a necessity. It is not the sort of suffering which is an essential part of the specifically Christian life. It is not suffering per-se but suffer-ing and rejection, and not rejection for any cause or conviction of our own, but rejection for the sake of Christ. If our Christianity has ceased to be serious about discipleship, if we have watered down the gospel into an emotional uplift which makes no costly demands and which fails to distinguish between natural and Christian existence, then we cannot help regarding the cross as an ordinary, everyday calamity, as one of the trials and tribulations of life. We have then forgotten that the cross means rejection and shame, as well as suffering."
— The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Jack and Jill went up a hill,
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
and Jill came tumbling after.
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