“O Ruler!” are the words sung by the church today. “O Rex!”
In our most honest moments we admit that we both like leadership, and like to rebel against it…humans are fickle.
We’re all ruled by something. Even the most unique individual allows that uniqueness to guide them to a fault. The most “don’t tread on me” flag waving person has a hook in their nose and their ideology is steering the ship.
What rules in your life?
At its best this call is a plea that our basest desires will no longer rule us, and that something more holy will do it. Perhaps peace will rule. Or love. The best of the Divine attributes!
At its worst, well, we’ve turned Jesus into just another self-styled tyrant to whom we demand others give their allegiance…
-art by Vincent Crosby