Thursday, 18 October 2012

16th October 2012 Luke 11:37-41

When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table.  But the Pharisee was surprised when he noticed that Jesus did not first wash before the meal.  Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.  You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also?  But now as for what is inside you—be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.

It is not what you seem to be on the outside.
It is not what you do within the church.
It is not what you proclaim to believe.
It is what you are, where your heart is, what you believe and what God knows you are all about.

This is so important to me and it is why I don't worry about how regularly or otherwise anyone comes to church; what matters to me is that people know Jesus and are in relationship with God.

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