Headlines from First Thoughts

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Power Holds People Hostage

Power imprisons like a person being taken hostage and held for ransom by a supposed friend. At least that's the imagery in Mark 10:35-45. James and John want to be on the inside track to the banquet feast of heaven. But Jesus warns them that before they seek the power of "the inner ring" (to use C.S. Lewis's image), there must be a hostage exchange. His life for theirs. They get released from the prison cell of power. He offers his life and conquers the prison in the process.
Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device from U.S. Cellular

No comments:

Google Search