Shame or fame?

This week I will reblog a few of my early blogs. I’m doing this for two reasons. Firstly, I had nobody reading my earliest blogs. Secondly, I’m still catching up from a very busy period. Blessings

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The other day I drove past a man who was dragging a large cross. The cross was on wheels. I drive up some big hills almost every day. This man was dragging his cross up and down one of these hills. My first thought was that this man must be crazy. What sort of God tells people to do such a crazy thing?

Lately I’ve been thinking a bit about Mary. It seems like many Protestants are reluctant to talk or think too much about Mary. Perhaps it is a fear of somehow being caught up in some Catholic heresy and inadvertently committing idolatry. Her response to the angel Gabriel is quite something.

Let’s consider her political and social situation. She is a young engaged woman (teenager?) in a society which is very religious. They are a conquered people, being ruled by the Romans. There is no government support for…

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