Even God’s plans don’t go according to plan.
“Is my way unfair?” asks God? Yes! Yes, God, your way is unfair!
We begin worship with forgiveness because we need to know—I need to know, you need to know—that we are not only in need of forgiveness, but that we are worth forgiveness, that we are not beyond hope.
It’s almost as if God knows how hard it is to live in community with one another.
This bit of truth-telling, this watershed event, can’t be taken away. It’s important to remember for the disciples, and it’s important to remember for us.