crux | krəks, kro͝oks | noun | ˈkro͞osēz | ) (the crux) the decisive or most important point at issue.

In my morning meeting with The Boss we talked about THE CRUX of God’s mission.

Here’s how The Boss explained it: a paralyzed person was brought to The Boss, and The Boss said, “Your sins are forgiven.” Many of The Boss’s disciples said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” And they grumbled against The Boss for being ‘insensitive’ and ‘rude’ to a paralyzed man. They said, “This is offensive! This person is a victim, and you’re treating him like a villain by saying ‘your sins are forgiven!’ And even IF this paralyzed man has sinned against someone(s), it’s inappropriate for you to declare him ‘forgiven!’ (his forgiveness would need to come from the person[s] he’s actually wronged).”

But The Boss said, “Do you take offense at this!? Why do you scrutinize Me!? …Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that I have the authority (and THE PRIMARY GOAL) to forgive sins”—The Boss said to the man who was paralyzed—“I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home.” And immediately the evil man/sinner/paralyzed sufferer rose up before them and picked up what he had been lying on and went home, glorifying The Boss!

After this, The Boss saw an extremely greedy and evil man named Levi (a.k.a. Matthew). And The Boss said to him, “Follow me.” And the rapacious, despicable, man rose and followed The Boss. And the evil man made a great feast for The Boss at his house (a feast financed by corruption, and a home paid for with stolen money). And some very ‘pious’ and ‘decent’ people grumbled about this saying, “We does The Boss eat and drink with evil people!?” And The Boss answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”