Thursday July 10th, Matthew 11:  16 "To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:  17 " 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge and you did not mourn.' 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners." ' But wisdom is proved right by her actions."  John changed lives.  The people flocked to him for baptism and dedicated their lives to living as the children of God.  Jesus changed lives.  The people flocked to him and received healing, wholeness and forgiveness and the good news that the Kingdom is at hand and they dedicated their lives to living as the children of God.  Wisdom is proved by her actions.  What do you see?  The blind can see, the lame walk and the poor have good news preached to them.  Today the new vision seems to be, couples who love each other are banned from marriage, women’s rights are denied and wars are fought in your name.  Which is another way of saying that the children are still lured by the marketplace rather than God.  When we place God in the center, love wins out.  When we place ourselves in the center, love loses and culture wars prevail.  In today’s culture wars we can hear them saying, I passed laws for you, I kept them from marrying, I kept women from having choices, I took money away from children’s programs and gave to the rich, and you did not dance.  Jesus said, let the little children come onto me and forbid them not, for to such belongs the kingdom of Heaven.  


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