Taking Responsibility for Sin

“Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.”   Scripture is full of irony.  Just a few weeks ago we heard Jesus proclaimed a King, though he was a baby.  Today we hear him announced as a Lamb, though he is a grown man in the strength of his prime.  To our way of thinking this is backward.  A vulnerable baby is a lamb.  A strong man can be king.  But God is forever challenging our concepts of what makes for authority and power.  God’s Kingdom and ways always go counter to the structures and means of this world.

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