For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” (Romans 1:16–17, NLT)
“Christians” are often held in disrepute in today’s culture. It is easy to imagine being ashamed of being a follower of Christ today, as it would have been in Paul’s day.
I myself am quite ashamed of the behavior of many of my co-religionists. Sometimes I am ashamed of my own behavior.
But I am not ashamed of Jesus. Nor of his story. God is at work in that story. Deeper magic.