Serve

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“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa

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Luke 18:35-38

As Jesus approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!”

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When this occurred, the people walking with Jesus told the blind man to be quiet.

Who did he think he was, a blind beggar interrupting this important man of God?

That is the way the “world” thinks.

Why would such a renowned preacher want to be interrupted by such an insignificant low-life?

Jesus immediately stops and orders that the beggar be brought to him.

Not only does Jesus have time for the beggar, but he also has respect for him.

He asks the blind man what he would like him to do for him.

Jesus doesn’t just take the superior position of assuming what the man wants, but gives him the dignity of making his request known.

Then Jesus restores the man’s sight and all the people praise God.

Jesus did not ask if the man deserved to be healed.

He didn’t inquire what the man’s sins were.

He didn’t lecture him or guilt him in any way.

This is the reflection of the face and character of God.

We are called to be the same reflection in our lives.

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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