Sunday, September 07, 2008

It’s Sunday morning and the faithful have gathered. At the moment I’m a little sidetracked. The scripture for the message (Luke 7:36-50) starts with, “Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him.” This has my thoughts going a different direction than the focus or purpose of this reading. The Pharisees and Jesus weren’t exactly on the same page—socially or in their perspective about what religion really means. So I’m curious about this Pharisee. I wonder if he was a sincere seeker of truth or was this dinner a setup. I like to think that Jesus accepted the invitation and went to dinner not knowing what the motivation was behind the event. That kind of risk taking seems to me like the way of Jesus.


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