Lord, there are things that we don't like to hear about. We don't like to hear about sin. We don't like to hear about death. There are some things that we do like to hear about. We like to hear that "the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." What are to make of this kind of thinking: "We like this - but we don't like that"? How can we really appreciate the Good News - "eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" - if we refuse to listen to the bad news: "The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23)? Help us to see how great our sin is - so that we can appreciate how great our Saviour is!