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Parting Shot


By Eric Mattson

We lose our spiritual power if we cease to focus on the right thing. In contemplative photography, photo walks seek to see with fresh eyes and receive what God desires for you to see. Ending this walk, I was about to cross the street and resume my workday. My eyes were drawn to look up intuitively, not out of habit. This is the vision I received. The words of Michael Youssef express the kernel of my reflective thoughts: “Only in the Cross of Christ will we receive power when we are powerless. We will find strength when we are weak. We will experience hope when our situation is hopeless. Only in the Cross is there peace for our troubled hearts.” We must live in the tragedy of the cross and its redemption. “May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Galatians 6:14)”