That’s What I Call Awesome!

"I promise you, today you will be with Me in paradise" 

Luke 23:43
 Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9,17-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:56

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Passion Sunday, C

In a recent magazine cartoon, a mother peers over her teenager’s shoulder. The teen is intently working at her laptop, apparently writing a paper. In the caption, the mother suggests to her daughter, “You might want to keep your words-to-exclamation-points ratio higher than one to one.”

I think we can all relate to that. Have you noticed how email messages and texts are so often prone to such excessive use of over-the-top emphasis?

It’s hard to figure out exactly when it started, but in like fashion, the word “awesome,” highjacked by popular culture, has undergone a radical change in meaning. Once reserved for the loftiest descriptions, the term has been dumbed down to a mere expression of approval — nothing…

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