Wednesday 16 September 2020
Ss Cornelius & Cyprian
1 Corinthians 12:31 – 13:13. Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own – Psalm 32(33):2-5, 12, 22. Luke 7:31-35.
They are like children sitting in the market place
Arabella: I see what you mean, Jesus. Your critics just looked for excuses to condemn John the Baptist and yourself. Nothing you did would ever have pleased them. The children’s song called them out. People of our generation hate hypocrisy, and we would have done the same as you, I am sure. We don’t like wowsers who preach against good food and drink.
Jesus: Thanks for your support, Arabella. But don’t you think my teaching might have offended the people of your generation, too, even those who boast of being Christian? Would you approve of your children abandoning their jobs and following me? Or encourage them to go out with prostitutes and extortioners? Or to call out the authorities for their injustice? Or urged them to go resolutely to gaol and death for believing in me, even when being offered a way out?
Arabella: There’s no need to be offensive, Jesus. Do you really expect all that of us?Email this Print This Page