Blessed are the merciful.

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Jesse Ventura once said, “Christianity is for losers.” Many took umbrage to this but I think he was just restating Christ’s words, “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Christ offers his merits and demands that we cash ours in to get them. For the most part, society’s winners don’t think this is a very good deal so they refuse. The ones whom society deems worthless are far more inclined to take Jesus up on his offer. As one of the losers, I’m thankful that Christ has accepted me as I am and is making me more like him.

When all of us recovering losers get together in the church and go to find those whom Christ calls, we discover that we are in the unpleasant company of society’s cast-offs. The mercy we came to receive now becomes required of us. The pain of…

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Kofoworola Awojobi

Kofoworola Awojobi was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, where he currently lives. A medical doctor, he had always tended towards getting more atuned to the hidden truths that defines our very existence. He follows world politics avidly in a manner acompanied by self-reflection.

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