This week I had to preach on the Binding of Isaac. Had to.
Early in the year I made a tentative schedule for a year of preaching and in it I included ten weeks of Genesis. And I knew then I would have to include this sermon. And I dreaded it.
A few months ago I made a schedule of Genesis specifically. And it included, of course, this story. And I dreaded it.
All last week as I prepared I dreaded it. As I walked to the pulpit, as I gave the sermon, every second I dreaded this story.