Colossians 1:19-20 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. * * * * * * * I weary of people who are full of themselves to the extent that there is not one cubic inch of space for anyone or anything else. I grieve from my skin to my bone marrow when I catch myself overflowing with me. And then there is Jesus. Full of God and willing to empty himself to make room for the likes of you and me. Never ceases to take my breath away. I overthink the cross too much sometimes. We who get too full of ourselves might be wise to stretch out our arms like Jesus and make room for love. * * * * * * * At your service, Lord. Amen.