The Biggest Small Word

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ….” (1 Peter 1:1) “Of” is a mighty word in scripture.  It can show source–something that originates in something else and shares its nature, substance, reality.  Ownership is another connotation.  “Of” also suggests “from”; coming in another’s stead and on their authority.  Such big ideas in such a little word!…

I Own You!

Being owned has negative connotations: Think slavery. Or how often do TV characters intimidate someone by shouting, “I OWN YOU!” People playing sports may shout this as well when they want to rile their opponents. In our minds, being owned is humiliating; it completely devalues a person. All of this flitted through my mind recently as…