We’ve all seen occasional comics of a robed and bearded street preacher with a placard sign that reads, “Repent, the end is near!” Usually there’s a punchline of some sort that makes the prophet of doom seem silly. Yet, as with most caricatures, there’s a kernel of truth in the mix. And, I suspect, there’s more than enough truth in this issue for us to pause and reflect for a moment. That kernel is that both John the Baptist and Jesus launched their respective ministries by calling on listeners to repent. As did Paul after his conversion.
The rest of this week’s post can be found at the site I share with Peter Mead. Please continue, if you like, at www.cordeo.org.uk/getting-repentance-right/