The arrow penetrates my heart. I feel horror, but no pain. I black out.
A man wearing a toga and a sweatband stands over me.
H. How are you feeling? E. Um, not bad for having an arrow in my chest. Can you give me a hand with that? H. Hmm, I can probably cut off the end of the arrow. And rig up a brace to hold your cracked ribs together enough for you to breathe. That should keep you going. E. Wait, aren’t you the god of healing?
At this point in my Christian life my one aspiration is for all of us to Keep Growing Closer to Jesus (KGCJ), in terms of:
Love: Relationship with Jesus (Worship)
Likeness: Resemblance to Jesus (Character)
Living: Real-World Impact for Jesus (Mission)
Previously I had used the phrase “Loving More Like Jesus.” However — while I still agree with that goal in principle — in practice it was starting feel more like Law than Grace. Hence the shift from “loving like” to “growing closer”