Monday, November 22, 2010

Jesus' less quoted words.

Struck today by these words of our Lord from Luke's gospel (chapter 11-12):

"Woe to you" - many times

"Woe to you lawyers" - 2 times

"You are full of greed and wickedness."

"You fools"

I love the gentle words of Jesus.
These words, however, are also His.

The fact that He frequently spoke both kinds, authenticates all his words to be that of truthfulness.

He is not to be seen as a benevolent mystic...but one who can hug as well as pierce with His words. He is the truth.

He who only speaks one or the other has either gone soft mentally, or become caustic emotionally.

We need the balance of truth and love, grace and consequences, friend and fool.

Help us Lord, to recieve the truth, all of it
....and to be passionate and authentic enough to speak the truth to others.


Galen said...

Speaking of lesser-quoted passages of Christ, He, in the course of one of his miracles of the old creation said, "'Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.' And he saith unto them, 'Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast.' And they bare it." Why would the two miracles having to do with material transformations or multiplication (the loaves) have to do with bread and wine if communion is merely symbolic?

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