hottie down the street

Friday October 9th, Mark 10:  10When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 11He answered, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. 12And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."  In most circles of his day the discussion moved between whether a man could get rid of his wife for infidelity only, or if he could dump her if she burned the toast or just became less attractive than that hottie down the street.  Jesus goes back to the commitment of being one with and for another.  For the first time the idea that a man could commit adultery against his wife enters the picture.  For the first time the relationship is defined as going both ways.  Jesus moves the conversation from a man’s possessions to a couples relations.  In the process the lowly are lifted and the powerless are given power, along with responsibility.  Who are the powerless and lowly in our world?  How is the church speaking for them? 


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