Mark Twain once said this about the Bible: “I have no problem with those parts of the Bible I don’t understand. It’s those parts of the Bible I do understand that give me fits.”
In Leviticus and other Old Testament books, Moses gives a long list of “do’s & don’ts”. Then in the New Testament, Jesus comments on these rules and laws in the Sermon on the Mount. There he shortens and summarizes those long lists and reminds us that holy living is not only about what we do in worship, but it’s also about how we treat one another.
Jesus made it pretty clear that we are to treat others with respect, compassion, and love. That means loving even our enemies. I suspect we know that, but as Mark Twain said, this way of living may “give us fits”.
This weekend in worship, we’ll gather at the table to celebrate Holy Communion.
I look forward to seeing you in worship this weekend as we dig deeper into God’s Word, exploring those scriptures that we understand, but may at times “give us fits.”
This will be the 5th weekend of Lent . . . which means Easter is only 2 weeks away. I encourage you to think about who you will invite to Easter worship.