Monday, April 29, 2013
From reading the New Testament, we know that there was resistance to the idea that the Gentiles would be included in the Kingdom. Yet Jesus again and again surprised and shocked those around him by his embrace of the stranger, the outcast, the outsider. Whether it was the tax collectors, the lepers, Samaritan woman, or Roman centurions, he treated them with full respect and dignity.
What if Jesus came today and the proclamation was that the Kingdom of God will surely include gay, lesbian and transgender people?
If you were in the crowd, would you be angry at the announcement, or pleased about it?
Would love to hear your thoughts and comments....