September 27, 2010

I could do without the worthless part

In the Gospel lesson for Sunday, Jesus tells his disciples, "After you've done all that you were ordered to do, say, "We are worthless slaves, we have done only what we ought to have done."

Thank you Luke but I think I'll pass on this message from the mouth of our Lord. If had only said, "say, 'we have done what we ought to have done.'" I think I'd be OK with it, but it is that worthless slave part.

Did Jesus really think anyone was worthless?

Sure, people are, by and large, blind, stiff-necked, sinful, power-grabbing, and annoying, but worthless? No way. Can't buy it. I'll go without this week thank you very much.

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