"Caught, Cleaned, Cellophaned"

March 25, 2013

“Caught, Cleaned, Cellophaned”

Blessings folk!

Today’s reading:
Matthew 8:1-4
Mark 1:40-45
Luke 5:12-16

Most believers have no concept of Kingdom life.

Especially as related to meeting needs of others.

We want “our fish” caught, cleaned and wrapped nicely in cellophane.
We do not want the mess of catching...cleaning...the feel, the smell...

It is fine with us if “others” come...as long as they don’t look bad, or smell bad, or have some contagion.

Jesus was not that way.

The leprous man was covered...covered!...with evidence of the disease.
Yet, Jesus physically touched him.

Most people would not draw anywhere near.

Jesus told the leper that He was willing to heal.
Jesus upheld the Law by telling the man - no longer The Leper...why do we keep calling him that? - to go report to the priest as per the Law.

Speak of the Kingdom.
Do deeds of the Kingdom.
Fear not.