Healing the Horrors
Sometimes the simple things confuse us because we expect something to be more complicated than it is.
This weekend’s scriptures are a case in point, at least for me. We hear Moses: "For this command that I enjoin on you today is not too mysterious and remote for you.” The Psalm response: “Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.” Paul tells the Colossians: “He (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church.”
In Luke, Jesus tells us about the Good Samaritan, and then He, Jesus, ends it up with, “Go and do likewise.”
Seems simple enough, and yet... we also heard Moses say, “If only you would heed the voice of the Lord.” Paul tells us Jesus is the image of the invisible God: “... making peace by the blood of his cross.” That doesn’t seen like an inviting image.