Have We Missed the Point of Jesus?

If Jesus was about anything, it was that every person matters, no matter how socially unacceptable, how sinful, how irritating, how foreign, how old, how handicapped, or even how sick and contagious.
Jesus just flat out said that whatever we do to anyone, we do to him.
He also said, that in the family of God, when one suffers, all suffer. When one is diminished, all are.
And when he washed the disciples feet, he made it clear that ministry is about serving, not power.
Being ostensibly “religious” is no guarantee that we are not missing the whole point of Christianity.

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About Eileen

Mother of five, grandmother of eleven, great-grandmother of seven, 1955 -1959 Rice University in Houston, TX. Taught primary grades; Was Associate Post Director of Religious Education at Ft. Campbell, KY; Consultant on the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator; Presently part time Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for Architect husband of fifty-seven years. Blog: Laughter: Carbonated Grace

Posted on June 8, 2013, in B4Peace, Love, relationships, Spiritual, Suffering and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Short, simple, but powerful beyond measure, Eileen. I agree with you. “Love thy enemy.” So simple, yet very few follow this teaching. I also love the emphasis on service. Thank you for this sermon on this Sunday morning. {{{hugs]}} Kozo

    • Kozo, you are such an encouragement to me. Thanks for being so uniquely Kozo and for letting me into your life through blogging. What a gift!

  2. I’m certainly not religious, but took to heart the point. xoxo Love Shelley

    • Hi, Shelley. How are you? I miss you. When are you going to come to Dickson? Are you going to Atlanta any time soon? If so let me know and I’ll try to get there sometime when you are there, if you can’t come here. Love. Eileen

  3. AMEN! Good post, Eileen. (I’m going to start following you via email because I don’t always have time to scan my reader).

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