Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June 28, Luke 5:17-26 A religious conference

Typically in this section the attention is on the men who take apart the roof for their friend, but let's look at things differently. Who is in attendance? Verse 17 says it was the religious teachers from all around the country, from every village and Jerusalem. So we have a religious conference. It doesn't say what Jesus was teaching, probably expanding some aspect of The Law. But then things change, the paralyzed man is brought through the roof and Jesus forgives him. This sort of sets off the conference attendees. We've never heard such things, sort of like we've never done it like that.
Religion is and will always be about form and ritual, it was then and still is now. One can buy books written by so many religious authors giving some formula for success but they don't work. The message to the Pharisees and teachers then, and the message to us now is that it's not about rituals, it's all about love and forgiveness.

Today's workout, Pull intervals
Step, pull up, windmill, hamstring curl,  step over, T, climber, biceps curl

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