Thanks, but no thanks

Luke 12:13-21

It was a sad day in the history of the church when Paul’s statement about being “all things to all men” first came to be seen not as a call to diversity but as a claim of versatility. St. Paul the Jewish apostle to the gentiles turned into Reverend Paul the Jack of all trades. The love that “beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things and endureth all things” became the love that fixeth all things, settleth all things and sweeteneth all things, and sooner or later maketh all things a very big mess.

 

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