On this day, I would have been in the crowd, watching the procession. Had I the wisdom to know what was going on, I would not have had the courage to stand in the way. I would have watched him climb the final hill, and I would not have helped.

Even so, regardless of the part I played on Friday, on Sunday, the Good News would be given to me, for me. There is not a thing I could do to change that. There is not a thing anyone can do that puts them beyond the Good News, and that’s the part that Christians need to keep reminding each other.

We do not have the authority, nor should we ever have the desire, to place limits on Grace. God’s love is given to everyone; we can not presume to declare otherwise.