Monday, 5 June 2017

Jesus eats his way through the Gospels

Mark Glanville writes an interesting article where he reflects on how it seems that Jesus "eats his way through the Gospels." If you take a careful look at Luke's Gospel you will note the many times that Jesus is either heading to a meal, attending a meal or leaving from a dinner party.

It is Jesus' modis operandi in terms of sharing the Good News. He meets in the homes of all kinds of people, but food is not the main reason. The real reason is to get into their homes, so that he can speak into their hearts. Remember that Jesus was the one religious leader who didn't judge people for who they were - he saw what they could be and so he loved them all into the Kingdom.

Luke 7:34 - The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’

Jesus was accused of eating and drinking with all the 'wrong' people, yet he changed the lives of these people and they, in turn, became witnesses to his great leave.

Perhaps we need to recapture the art of being in the company of the broken, lost, unchurched and 'tax collectors.' What do you think?

Living in Grace

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