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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Second Sunday in Lent

English: By Rembrandt.
English: By Rembrandt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It seems like our modern world wants to remove the idea of punishment and pain from the Bible. Jesus didn't shy away from those subjects even though he preached love and forgiveness. He mentioned them often. I don't suggest we 'go to seed on them'(as the old saying goes), but they deserve a passing glance. In Matthew 8:10-12 he praises the faith of the Roman officer who seems to have correctly assessed the criteria for admission to the Kingdom. 

We should all be aware that we may, like the audience he spoke to, misjudge and be found wanting at the time of judgment. We should not assume that we have superior knowledge or righteousness, but be eager to hear his words and learn of him.