Why is it that sometimes we bring about the very thing we are trying to avoid? Barry provides some all-too-true examples and encourages us to be the kind of people that keep the faith, sacrifice our own will, and love our enemies instead of clinging to the delusion that we can control our lives and the lives of others.




  • Proverbs 26:27
  • 1 Samuel 13: 1-14
  • Luke 19:8-9



  • Moral Man and Immoral Society, Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Christianity Through the Centuries, Earle E. Cairns