Dorothy Sayers wrote, “It is curious that people who are filled with
horrified indignation whenever a cat kills a sparrow can hear that story of the
killing of God told Sunday after Sunday and not experience any shock at
all.” Recently in one community in the mid-South an animal rights activist
wrote an indignant letter to the local paper saying no one should suppose that
the lives of people were more important than the lives of animals! Is it any
wonder then that the death of the Savior is taken so lightly? How nonchalantly
we sing “The Old Rugged Cross” or “Jesus Keep Me Near the
Cross.”


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Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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