Jesus rewrote the book of love through the cross.
For those who are his, Jesus has rewritten our story.
He hasn’t just corrected the mistakes of our existing story.
He’s given us a whole new story.
From Fleming Rutledge.
What the church needs to hear is the radical message of the good news not only for the well-meaning and the well-intentioned but also for those who plane to do harm, or drift into doing harm, or lead others into doing harm. And that, in the final analysis, includes every one of us. We were children of wrath, we were dead in our sins (Ephesians 2:1-3). The Son of God did not come to make good people better but to give life to the dead.
Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion – Understanding The Death Of Jesus Christ Eerdmans, Grand Rapids MI, 2015, pg. 570.