Thursday, November 17, 2011

If I were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict me?

In Matthew 25: 31-46 we are called to serve Christ by serving the poorest among us. Last night our understanding of this Gospel was enhanced by discussing it as part of a “continuum,” which began with Jesus teaching that “On these two (great) commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matthew 22:34-46); the need to be prepared (Matthew 25:1-13), and to be willing to step out of our comfort zones and take risks (Matthew 25: 14-30) if we are to serve God.
A line from Mitch Albom’s book Have a Little Faith which the Men’s Group is currently reading, “ can’t see Jesus from the sidewalk,” reminds us that we know God through Jesus and we know Jesus through each other.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world,  so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.  St. Francis of Assisi


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