Resist Distraction

"My dad always taught me to stay focused," the twenty-something contestant on Fox’s "Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader," said, as she stopped the play. "$25,000 is enough for me." We’ve driven up Boulder Canyon road into the Colorado mountains and seen mountain climbers hanging from the rock face above us. Jesus "set his face …

A Sucker-Punched God

Forgiveness is the core of love. When we say Jesus loves us, the center of what we mean is he forgives us. Our detachment from him causes pain. Our indifference, our rebellion, our sin, sucker-punches him.  Though he has every right to slap our face, he straightens up, smiles and extends his arms. From the …