When John preached God's word to Herod, Herod threw him into prison, because his wife, Herodias was angry. She was so angry that she asked for John's head. It wasn't just John who received that kind of welcome for preaching. Elijah was almost killed. Jeremiah was persecuted. Paul was stoned. 

It's not just then. We're angry now. So angry that it seems that's all we see. Why? Because we're ashamed. 

What's the cure for shame? Arguing? No. That only makes for more anger. 

It the one who became shame for us. Jesus.

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