[Some] of us have written our own Bible verse: “God helps those who help themselves” (Popular Opinion 1:1). We’ll fix ourselves, thank you. We’ll make up for our mistakes with contributions, our guilt with busyness. We’ll overcome failures with hard work. We’ll find salvation the old-fashioned way: we’ll earn it.
Christ, in contrast, says to us what the rope-holding girl said to me [when I was about to bungee jump and was scared]: “Your part is to trust. Trust me to do what you can’t.”