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Press on nails, religion and John 19

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+19&version=AMP   Friday evening around 5:00 I decided I really needed some tacky press on nails to complete my 80’s outfit for the adult prom I was going to Saturday night. So, I went to WalMart at the busiest possible time and stood in a long line with the incredibly slow cashiers who seemed to be focused on re-evaluating the decision-making paradigm which led them to this particular career venture rather than ringing up purchases. I stood in line re-evaluating my decision-making paradigm and how it led me to purchase neon press on nails… The lady in front of me broke through my life evaluation. She looked at my nails and said, “That’s all you have? Get in front of me, I insist.” (On reflection, I think she may have recognized the mid-life crisis that was happening. Guys get sports cars, I get fake nails designed for 10-year-olds.)  I thanked her and said. “Not it’s fine. I don’t mind waiting” (which is a huge lie!) But she continued to insist and actually walked behind me. Then the woman in front of her did the same thing. She said, “we’re together, go ahead.” It’s such a silly little incident, but I did not want them to let me go in front of them. They got to the line first. That’s how it works. If I had taken less time picking out my ridiculous nails, I’d have beaten them to the line. Why is it so hard to accept acts of undeserved kindness? I think in some twisted way, it’s a pride issue. I like going through life knowing how things work. I like believing deep down that I deserve all the good things in my life and all of the bad things are unfair. I like feeling in control and somehow a little act of undeserved kindness messes with my delicate balance of feeling like I’m super humble, awesome and deserving! So…….imagine my conflict when I read about the crucifixion! Why would the creator of the universe come to earth in human form and endure everyday life as a peasant? Why would he allow himself to be mocked? Why would he endure crucifixion? I know the answer is because he loves us…