Wednesday, September 07, 2011

What continually amazes me

Is how we religious people can read the gospels, watch the way Jesus responds to the heretics (Samaritans), sinners (wine bibbers, sexually immoral, sabbath breakers), poor (self explanatory), marginalized (sick, lepers and slaves) and compromisers (tax collectors) with love, and his physical presence.

And how he responds to the religious people of his day, especially the leaders and devout disciples.

AND FAIL TO RECOGNIZE THAT WE HAVE MORE IN COMMON WITH THE WHITE WASHED TOMBS, AND THE SNAKES, THAN JESUS FRIENDS.

and yes I am preaching to my own self righteous self

rev

1 comment:

gord said...

Indeed. Which goes to show why we are in such need of Jesus and His Grace.

I heard a pastor speak the other day about a group of people who were discussing at church who they most see themselves like in the bible. One long time parishioner stood up and said "the pharisees" then sat back down. no one said a word.

the fact that you can see your own sin is exactly what God wants.

keep doing His work John! Your post has blessed me today.