For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
Our Culture of Victimology has made a mysterious virtue out of being hurt. So long as one is a victim of something, one has moral carte blanche to be a jerk. As soon as somebody says, “That was a jerk thing to do” one can just pull out the “Get Out of Criticism Free” card and say, “That’s easy for you to say! You haven’t suffered as [I/my recognized victim group] have!” Voila! Instant guiltlessness. The problem with this strategy (as we shall all discover on the Last Day) is that God was the Ultimate Victim on the Cross and therefore can judge. Today, instead of excuses, look Christ in the eye and acknowledge Him as Lord.