Wednesday, 3 September 2008

My Thoughts on Today's Bible Readings

One of the signs of Cristian unspiritualness is the influence of the flesh. It is natural for people of the world (i.e. not of Christ) to segment themselves and others. It's a survival thing. Thus the Christian who does so is not of Christ yet. Christians who are of Christ realize that all Christians are bros and sis, for all worship the same God. Such Christians also forgive and accept others' differences, for though we are of the Body of Christ not all of us are the same part. Can the eye tell the ear "Be like me or I don't accept you"? Or can one hand tell the other "Let's join together against the other parts for we two are the only hands in the body"?
So who is this God that we Christians are united in worshiping? We can know this God by observing Christ Jesus. And according to today's gospel reading Jesus put human need first. He fulfilled their need for the Word of God as well as physical and spiritual healing. But He did not put any one people over another. Nor did He consider the crowds intrusive (though they were). Thus we like the crowds of Jews in the reading should similarly approach God with expectant faith. We can never intrude upon God nor exhaust his generosity and kindness. for He is ever ready to give to those who seek him out. There is no trouble he does not want to help us with and there is no bondage he can't set us free from.

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