Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The Weakness of Jesus!


The Pharisees got together to discuss about this man called Jesus. They wanted to get rid of Jesus because he was destroying their image about God and his rules. 

One of the Pharisees asked: Does anyone know any weakness Jesus has? If we find the weakness of our enemy we can make use of this to defeat him. 

Another Pharisee responded: I know two of his weaknesses. (Every eye focused on this fellow). He never rejects any dinner invitation. If anyone invites him, he accepts it. May be we could invite him for dinner. 

And the other weakness he has is that, whenever he finds someone in need, he never passes by them without meeting their need. 

So this would be our plan.
We would invite him to a dinner and place a needy person (sick person) in our midst on a Sabbath day. I assure you that he will come to the dinner for sure and the first thing he would do is to meet the need of the person and would break the rules of Sabbath. 

All the Pharisees agreed. 
 
And so this happened:

 Luke 14: 1-6
One Sabbath day Jesus went to eat dinner in the home of a leader of the Pharisees, and the people were watching him closely. There was a man there whose arms and legs were swollen.[a] Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in religious law, “Is it permitted in the law to heal people on the Sabbath day, or not?” When they refused to answer, Jesus touched the sick man and healed him and sent him away. Then he turned to them and said, “Which of you doesn’t work on the Sabbath? If your son[b] or your cow falls into a pit, don’t you rush to get him out?” Again they could not answer.

May we also have the weakness of Jesus. May we accept all invitations like Jesus. May we never pass by a needy person without doing something for them.

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