We were merely seizing the opportunity to educate the people regarding their persistent belief in the resurrection of the dead.
It was a hard truth that many who came face to face with Jesus would stumble and fall, just as he had once done. Paul only prayed that in their brokenness, they would take hold of the mercy and grace offered through Jesus, and then live every day in humble awe of that gift.
These words breathed into the timeline of humanity would find those hearts appointed to receive them – those who stand at the banks of the river, and turn their eyes to heaven in dismay.
How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen?
The more I thought about the unworthy servant of the parable, the more I came to believe that fear was only a small part of his problem. Such fear may have caused him to hesitate, but it led to neglect. That was a choice, and his guilt increased daily until the king returned.