Who Finishes First?

"... they set out to take charge of Him, convinced He was out of His mind

Genesis 3:9-15; Psalms 130:1-8; II Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

To dream the impossible dream! Reading the Gospels, one might well conclude that to be a follower of Christ is to pursue the impossible dream.

Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece, “Through the Looking Glass,” includes the following exchange between Alice and the queen:

“I can’t believe that!” says Alice.

“Can’t you?” the queen replies in a tone dripping with pity. “Try again, draw a deep breath, and shut your eyes.”

Alice laughs. “There’s no use trying,” she says. One can’t believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” says the queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Before breakfast,…

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