Jesus doesn't need our help. We want to help - we want to fast, or do penance, or observe some rituals, something! - to have a hand in our own salvation. And that comes from pride. The devil knows all about pride, and he's got human minions who'll show us all kinds of ways we can give Christ a hand. Paul wanted to keep the Colossians out of the "Jesus And" trap. Here's Jim with the sermon, Motivated by a Mystery.
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