“Faith is to trust yourself in the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax and float.” – Alan Watts
O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.