Life is filled with apparent contradictions. Upon entering a U.S. Airbase one sees a large sign: Peace is our Profession. Well, actually war is their profession, but one could argue that being prepared for war promotes peace. The greatest of these seeming contradictions is the cross. Geoffrey R. King described it well. "Here is a faith which offers to the world life ... and the badge of it is the symbol of death." Of course, the apostle Paul described it best in I Corinthians 1:23-25: What was a stumbling block to some is a stepping stone to others. What seems foolish to men is in reality the wisdom and power of God.