I have become an outcast to my kin, a stranger to my mother’s children. Because zeal for your house consumes me, I am scorned by those who scorn you.
Jesus became the “outcast”…the “scapegoat”…so that we could see what happens when we make someone the “rejected other” in the name of being right or more worthy. We are called to follow Jesus…to feed the hungry…clothe the naked…comfort the sick…visit the imprisoned (all the “outcasts”)…and to love our enemies as well. That’s a tall order! But if you do this…you will see wonders and will experience the kingdom of God breaking into the present. But…you will also experience scorn and you will likely be cast-out by others. When this happens, will you be able to respond in love as Jesus did? “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”
Suggested song of the day– “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
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Remember…God loves you!