Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Jesus’s vision of compassion for all humanity

Morning: Psalms 101, 109:1-30; Genesis 50:15-26; I Corinthians 12:1-11

Religious leaders seek a further sign from Jesus. They don’t like it that his feeding miracles show compassion for everyone, not just their little group.  Jesus’s vision for the world clashes with their narrow national vision.  So, inevitably, there will be a reckoning.  He says beware the ‘leaven’ of the Pharisees … not their bread, but their vision of the world. His vision of compassion for all humanity clashes with this narrow, tribal vision. Understanding that this confrontation of values must occur, if the world is to heal, is like a man once blind finally being able to see.  Aha!

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