I had promised a follow-up to last Thursday’s post but last night I was reading Luke 22. This is about the last time Jesus spent with his best companions. It was probably a bittersweet Passover Meal. Jesus announced that that one who would betray Him and hand Him over was sitting right there with them. Of course, everyone suspected each other and/or became defensive in their responses. Not me, not me, not me. I can hear the whispered denials going around the table, pointing fingers at each other as well.
Wonder how many times I have pointed to another Christian and secretly, or publicly accused that another Christian of not loving the Lord because they think out of the box. I’m talking Christian, Jesus loving, Holy Spirit filled people.
We have denominations for this very reason. Even within denominations we have church splits. Yes, we are all different but what hurts my heart the most, is when these disagreements and sometimes, bitter fighting, ends up in social media like newspapers, online, major networks. I can imagine the enemy rejoicing.
Read further in Luke 22, starting at verse 24, but specifically, verse 26. “But it is not to be this way with you; on the contrary, the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest [and least privileged], and the [one who is the] leader, like the servant.”
Jeus is the King of Kings, yet He became the least on that day when He was willing to be treated as the lowest criminal.
Just some things to think about as we move into this Holy weekend.