2 Corinthians 4:3 (NIV) And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
The gospel is too readily heard and taken for granted, as though it contained no unsettling news and no unwelcome threat... It is a truth that has been flattened, trivialized, and rendered inane. —Walter Brueggemann in Finally Comes the Prophet.
Elesha Hodge, comp., Today's Best Illustrations – Volumes 1-4, (Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today, 1997), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: "GOSPEL".