As Holy Week progressed, the cross came into clearer and clearer focus. On the one hand, it was because the necessity of God’s plan to redeem humanity and the world through an act of sacrificial love became evident. On the other hand, it was because the inevitability of the religious and political elite’s plans to ensure the end of Jesus’ disruptive influence through his death began to emerge. 2000 years later, you often find yourself caught in a similar tug of war between the things of ‘the world’ and the ‘things of the Spirit’. On this Wednesday of Holy Week, may you experience the saving, redeeming and transforming power of the cross in real life.