September 2, 2018

SOMEBODY OPEN A WINDOW, PLEASE

Lutheran pastor, Nadia Bolz-Weber, says that whenever you and I draw a line in the sand, so to speak, Jesus is on the other side of that line.  That is to say that when you and I draw a line or build a wall in order to exclude someone, for whatever reason, Jesus is on the other side of that line – Jesus is with the other person we are attempting to exclude, every time.  Well, Paul understands this.  Paul is asking Philemon to do some stretching when it comes to boundaries.  Paul himself had done some stretching himself.  A lot in fact.  Paul was once a Pharisee, part of the reformed party of Judaism.