"I may be wrong about this, but it seems that Christian lyricists these days
appropriate the victory before they carry the Cross; or they will rejoice that
Jesus bore the bitter wood for our sins, but do not consider that every one
of our sins was a thorn upon his brow, or a jagged stone to cut his feet
as he fought his slow way up to the Skull Place."
-- Anthony Esolen, "A Sign of Contradiction,"
on Touchstone magazine's Mere Comments blog, March 31, 2007