When we think of Christ’s ministry we call up pictures of the homeless, beggars, widows, orphans, disabled, and the prostitute all outcasts of Christ’s time in history.
Yet in preparation for this post we continued to be a struggle with the “who” of Christ’s ministry.
How do we the advantaged of today’s world fit into Christ’s ministry?
The conventional answer is that Christ ransomed us from our sin through his death on the cross and again the verses this week would not let this be the entire answer.
While we continue to struggle with the answer the actual questions to be asked are clear.
- How are we the advantaged of society homeless, for we are working long hours to have the funds to purchase more, or we sit at meals with our children texting on our smart phones where are our homes?
- How are we widowed from those we love including God?
- How are we orphaned from human connection and through this connection from God?
- How are we disabled, blind to the things that are separating us from the richness of a life lived in the full presence of God?
- What are we steeling ourselves too in this life that separates us from God?
Christ wants to minster to us today he is offering his life to us now so we can live fuller lives now.
Christ desires to minister us as he did to those of old if only we recognize the things that have made us outcasts of the fullness of life now.
Verses Isaiah 53:4-12, Psalm 91:9-16, Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45