The readings for this Sunday are pretty gruesome! Jesus calls us to cut off and gouge out those parts of us that cause us to sin and keep us from loving God fully. Moses asks God to just kill him now if God won't treat him any better. And James, writing to a Church that has forgotten to keep Jesus first in everything, calls them an adulterous people. What is the Christian life supposed to look like? James tells us it starts with choosing sides and then living like we actually believe the Gospel is true. He calls us to be humble before the Lord, to mourn and weep because of our sin, so that God can then transform us and lift us up.