This week, in polling stations throughout Europe, people will use a “X” to indicate their choice of candidate.
MEPs and local councillors will serve on the basis of receiving a “X”. 2,000 years ago, in the face of opposition and hatred, Jesus embodied God’s choice of us with an “X” – a choice for a love that extends to everyone.
God marked our election papers with a † . His Cross demonstrates the choice of exercising “power” through weakness and service through sacrifice. We are invited to “takeup the cross and follow” … to choose to put God and others first.
Rev Geoffrey S. Clarke, Minister, The Crossing Church (Methodist/United Reformed), Newcastle Avenue, Worksop.