Jesus walked right into the middle of all the muck, sin, hate, suffering and greed of life. It’s hard to imagine how much his heart hurt when so many of those he had come to save turned away. It’s even harder to imagine how he felt when they betrayed him. But he did the most amazing thing – he used their betrayal for God’s glory. He chose to embrace what they were doing to him. Chose to open his heart to their corruption, idolatry, greed and sin. Chose to cover these things with his love. Chose to let them take their best shot. And chose to let God unleash the fullness of God’s love in the midst of his personal pain, suffering and despair. Today you can choose to open your heart to this love that absolutely cherishes you and will do anything for you. And if you do, you can begin to experience new life.