Thursday, 19 October 2017
"'See I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.'" Matthew 10:16.
With these words Jesus sent his disciples out into the world.
We are not to be naive but to know the world for what it is and remain innocent and harmless all the while.
This is to see the potentiality for good in people even in the worst of circumstances.
It is to know God's forgiveness and mercy.
The free gift of God to humankind.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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