Today’s reading from Genesis in lectionary recounts the story of Abraham sacrificing his beloved son. Or more accurately, willing to sacrifice him. He is obedient to God and willing to give up that which is most precious to him. The message in this is obvious when applied to my life. Am I willing to give up that which is most precious to me? Whoah. That’s tough. I guess I’ll start with a desire to do so. I’ll start with confessing my sin before God and ask for his forgiveness. Then starting from that clean place begin again. Try to put everything into perspective and centered in Christ. Pray for God’s strength to be able to do that and go from there. Each moment of each day is faith walked out. Not easy, but it is true.