Ugliness, Unappealing

NOW clock.
NOW clock.

Not a reason to turn your back on someone:

When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no-one could pass that way. – – Matthew 8:28

According to Jewish ceremonial laws, the men Jesus encountered were unclean in three ways: they were Gentiles (non-Jews), they were demon-possessed, and they lived in a graveyard. Jesus helped them anyway.  We should not turn our backs on people who are “unclean” or repulsive to us, or who violate our moral standards and religious beliefs.  Instead, we must realise that every human individual is a unique creation of God, needing to be touched by his love.

 

 

©Kingsway “International” Church 1973.

 

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