7/27/2015

justice thing

Thursday August 6th, John 6: 24 Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.  25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"  26 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.  If you give someone who is starving a lecture on how Jesus loves them and how salvation is theirs, complete with the gift of eternal life, they will not hear a word, they are hungry and first they need food.  Here is a lesson for all world leaders, food draws people in, bombs, guns and prison drive them away.  Once they are in, you can work on the Jesus and justice thing.  All too often we work on the fear and Jesus thing, which is only Jesus in name, not in essence.  Jesus worked on the food and justice thing, and that is where they, and you and I, find Jesus.  

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