It is amazing how a little sunshine can change a person’s personality.
Scripture is authoritative. It is our standard for faith and conduct. It is unjust to use it as a weapon to abuse others, but neither can it be rationalized, downplayed, or marginalized. It is what it is. Our job is to surrender.
Jesus was accused of being a “friend of sinners.” They called him a glutton and a drunkard because he hung out so often with people everyone else thought of as gluttons and drunkards.
How often are we doing the opposite?
Everybody is hungry. Jesus is offered a little boy’s lunch. Jesus prays. The disciples pass out food. Everyone eats. There are lots of leftovers. The end.
Do we talk too much?
No matter who first thought it up or said it, the fact remains. Two things are hated, feared, and yet guaranteed: death and taxes. This has been a fact of life for as long as humanity has been around.
What does it mean to be perfect? What is a perfect offering?
To be alone in a trench at the second battle of Ypres during World War One would have been a horrifying experience.
Which Jesus will we choose?