Follow the Mercy

Follow the Mercy

Sunday, October 1, 2023
| Philippians 2:1-13

When our journey takes an unexpected plunge, we need a savior to pull us out of the wreck.

“… he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death — even death on a cross.”
—Philippians 2:8

Anyone over a certain age — or under that age if they know their history — will recognize the phrase, “Follow the money.” It became famous back in the 1970s during the Watergate scandal. Two young reporters for The Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, were investigating the Nixon White House. They were having trouble proving a direct connection between the Watergate burglars and the White House staff.

It was their confidential informant — codenamed “Deep Throat” — who told them just how to make the connection. “Follow the money,” he suggested. Find out who was paying them.

They did. Then Woodward and Bernstein raised a ruckus that brought down a president.

“Follow the money” is a useful principle for all sorts of things. Money is what our society supremely...

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