Here's the Gospel as I would put it this Easter.
It's never not been the Have Mercy on Me (Cannonball Adderley/
The Buckinghams) of God in relation to the Outta Gear (Los Straitjackets) of us. But it needs to not become a mental exercise.
It needs to be hooked into us, the whole being of our compounded selves.
If it's not making the connection, then it will fail.
(And it often does.)