Today, we heard about a young man who had made a whole pile of mistakes with his life–hard core substance abuser by the age of 9, armed robber before he was 30. Negligent father. Unfaithful husband. We encounter him on his night of personal reckoning–the night when he knows that his time is going to run out–and the people who were looking for him will find him and take his life. And those of us who hear his story (this was taken from a book) are asked a question: “Could he still be a saved soul?”
And I asked -in addition to that- “What do you think you think should happen to this guy?”
Once again, the congregation shares their perspectives easily…….
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When the scriptures are as challenging as this one, I like to get a sense of what people are hearing in the story. Sometimes- if a story is really difficult, people can’t hear past their own personal perspectives if they can’t name what they’re thinking publicly.
The people weren’t shy about sharing their thoughts…..
“It’s disgusting.” Click >> below for more thoughts…