Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day Nineteen : Keep your balance

and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

Look at your feet right now.  Are you wearing shoes?

One shoe, or two?  Are they both the same?


It is silly to wear two different size shoes, or to wear only one shoe.  You need to be equally balanced over the whole shoe, on both feet.

In the same way, we need to be balanced in the Gospel. 
The whole Gospel.  We don’t get to pick and choose which parts we like, and which parts we don’t.

Jesus told us to feed and clothe the poor, he also told us to spread the good news, he told us to do good works. 

He didn’t tell us to pick and choose which we would rather do.  He wanted us to do it all

A gospel that gives preference to social welfare at the expense of evangelism, or one that focuses on loving our neighbours without feeding them, or one that spread the Good News about the next life, but not this life… these are unbalanced Gospels, and we can not stand on them.

We need to be equally aware of all aspects of what we have been taught, and make an effort to be balanced in our reading of the Good News.

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