Sherrill: a classless church?
Feast of Dominic, Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221
Then [Jesus] turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”
—Luke 7:44-47 (NIV)
With our heads, we believe that the church ought to be one truly “classless society,” with all men standing on a plane of perfect equality at the foot of the Cross. But if in our hearts we do not genuinely want it, the unwanted know it well enough, count us as their enemies, and turn to other faiths. [Continued tomorrow]
... Lewis J. Sherrill (1892-1957), Lift Up Your Eyes, Richmond: John Knox Press, 1949, p. 159 (see the book)
See also Luke 7:44-47; 18:10-14; Acts 10:34-35; Rom. 2:9-11; Eph. 6:9; Col. 3:25; Jas. 2:3-5
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, forgive my arrogance.
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