Posted by: critzpastor | September 26, 2008

A case for crass or crass-less case?


Thyme to tithe a mint?

Thyme to tithe a mint?

Alright, so the “Love takes balls” post may have pushed the limits, but listen to something that Jesus said in Matt. 23:23-24

“What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things. 24Blind guides! You strain your water so you won’t accidentally swallow a gnat, but you swallow a camel!”

If I’m not mistaken, the religious crowd of Jesus’ day consider many of the concepts he taught profane. After all they were responsible for deciding what was within the law, or righteous, and what was profane. Instead of focusing on the children that God loves, they focused on their own convoluted priorities which were designed to elevate themselves and keep others out of God’s Kingdom!

Maybe using the word “balls” in correlations with the upside graphic of the heart was over the top for some. But let me ask you, what is more profane Christians who are more worried about a possible breach in etiquette? Or a lack of love for the lost sheep of God’s flock among those who are suppose to be his hand extended on earth?

Here’s anther thing to consider that you may have been to “blind” to see.  Maybe these guys are using the same tactics that Jesus himself used by calling the pharisees blind?  Maybe, just maybe we need to not neglect the small stuff, while we start focusing on what really matters? Maybe?

So what do you thing?


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