“Mom! Jesus says that rich people don’t go to heaven!” “We are not rich. Go back to bed.”
Living by the Word
The Roman custom of lifting a newborn infant probably underlies Jesus’s symbolic action in Mark 9.
If we are to get past our discomfort with the name-calling, we will have to look more closely and note what Jesus does with the word dog.
Proverbs 9 seems to suggest that someone might be tempted to bypass wisdom’s feast and try to survive on the thin gruel of folly, or information.
In the face of existential threat, God comes with the grace which is the courage to be.
Do you believe God will provide what you need to do the ministry God wants done?