The Cross is Not about You

In many churches, not only is sin never mentioned – because it hurts people’s feelings or what have you – the cross is rarely mentioned. And when the cross is mentioned, because we don’t want to talk about sin, it becomes the great affirmation of our specialness rather than the great punishment for our unholiness. The cross becomes not the intersection of God’s justice and mercy but the symbol of God’s positive feelings about our undeniable lovability. -Jared Wilson, The Pastor’s Justification