Friday, 9 March 2012

Not just one step ahead

There's a beautiful and ironic/humourous touch in the story of Simon the Pharisee and the woman who came into his house:
Luke 7:39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.”
Simon the Pharisee wonders why Jesus cannot perceive what he sees as he looks at the woman, and judges him for his lack of spiritual insight. Meanwhile, Jesus knows exactly what Simon is thinking... and wants to expose to him his lack of spiritual insight.

How often do we wonder why Jesus cannot see what we can see, and do something about it?

Meanwhile, Jesus not only sees what we can see, but wants us to learn to think of it differently.

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