Wednesday, June 14, 2017

You think you’ve got problems!

Morning: Psalm 72; Deuteronomy 31:30-32:14; 2 Corinthians 11:21b-33
Evening: Psalm 119:73-96; Luke 19:11-27
Writing to the Corinthians, St. Paul goes on a rant that any empathetic listener would be ashamed of - Paul himself admits he sounds like a madman.  He goes on about all the terrible things he has suffered. It’s reminiscent of the three Yorkshiremen in Monty Python one-upping one another about who had the worst childhood.  Why? Paul says it’s to show how in his weakness he had to depend on God.  And God always came through for him.  It’s as if Paul’s saying, “You think you’ve got problems!  Make sure you don’t just depend on yourself for answers.”


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