"Beam-ectomy should precede all mote micro-surgery. Just saying." Ginger Conrad paraphrasing Jesus Christ.

Paradigm Shift

“The list of health problems I think it would very hard to live with is SO much longer than the list of foods I previously thought I couldn’t live without,” Merrill Alley.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

sweet medicine

Matthew 10:3...entirety of Matthew

Humble Matthew was called to follow Jesus before the official call to the apostleship. When Matthew, a despised publican, prepared a feast for Jesus, self-righteous Pharisees pointed out that Jesus would rather eat with a tax collector than them. They could not understand Jesus at all. Jesus said, "I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." Maybe Matthew's feast included those in need of special teaching and ministration of the Master. Matthew couldn't be included in this designation although the scribes and pharisees might have believed that was Jesus' meaning. Either way the Great Physician didn't need to hang around those that thought they needed no ministration but those who received His healing. 

This is true today. Many arrogant or misguided people hold themselves apart from Jesus' healing word and ways. We seek out those willing to listen. Some of the others may come around. Some may not. Nobody can be forced into His discipleship now any more than they could have been back in the day. The Great Physician heals only those willing to partake of His sweet medicine.