They were greatly astounded and said to one another,
“Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said,
“ For mortals it is impossible, but not for God;
for God all things are possible.”
Funny how we think we can do something to be saved.
What must you do to be saved from drowning?
If you could get yourself saved,
it wouldn’t getting saved, would it? It would be swimming.
We’re saved from the impossibility
of being saved.
We’re saved from the gap be place between ourselves
and God’s perfect love.
From our secret religion of impossibility,
from the impossibility of being good enough,
from the impossibility of good triumphing,
of evil being forgiven to death, of resurrection,
from impossibility itself, astoundingly—impossible!—
we are saved.
October 6, 2021