Ragamuffin thoughts and faith in the raw.
A United Methodist Certified Lay Servant (aka Speaker, aka Preacher) blogging the Revised Common Lectionary as a spiritual discipline, with other random thoughts thrown in.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
We use the Bible selectively to exclude those unlike us, to justify injustice, to ignore our own big sins so we can judge the minor ones of our neighbors. At the same time we conveniently overlook the passages which we don't like!
The community of believers was one in heart and mind. None of them would say, “This is mine!” about any of their possessions, but held everything in common. The apostles continued to bear powerful witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and an abundance of grace was at work among them all. There were no needy persons among them. Those who owned properties or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds from the sales, and place them in the care and under the authority of the apostles. Then it was distributed to anyone who was in need.
(Acts 4:32-35; Common English Bible)
We are so excited that the Son was reborn. He died so we don't have to be nice to people, right? He died so that I can have every thing I ask for, right?
Or did he die to be like us so that we could live to be like him?