Healing; a byproduct of proclaiming

25 Apr

Good Morning,

I really like blogging, although I hate the disciple of sitting down to write.  Yet, when I sit down to blog and read the text for the day, I often read it from another angle.

I think it is clear that the purpose of Jesus’ journey was to proclaim the Good News (God’s kingdom is near).  To let all who could heart that God was present  and caring and ready to forgive and welcome all people.  Because of his compassion, when he encountered “broken” people along the way, he would heal them.

Since the means of communication was limited he had to walk from town to town to get his message out.  At one point in the gospels one of his disciples says, “why don’t you stay in one place and we will bring those who need healing to you.”  As always with the disciples, he missed the point.

Saturday;  The compassion that comes from solitude

Matthew 9:35-38      35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Since Jesus compassion prompted him to tell he disciple that the harvest was plentiful, he seems as through he wanted us; all of us to be about his work;  Teaching, Preaching. and see if healing become our byproduct.  Maybe we should try that for awhile.

Enjoy the day; I am off to help with the “Slippery Pot Pie Dinner.”  What is that you may ask?  I will find out soon.  Peace

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