Friday, October 6, 2017

Good Wolves

“Jesus appointed seventy-two other disciples
whom he sent ahead of him in pairs
to every town and place he intended to visit.
He said to them,
"The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the harvest
to send out laborers for his harvest.
Go on your way;
behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.


Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals;
and greet no one along the way.
Into whatever house you enter, first say,
'Peace to this household.'
If a peaceful person lives there,
your peace will rest on him;
but if not, it will return to you….”
(Luke 10:1-12)

Going out among the wolves and with no money, bag, or sandals seems pretty daunting.   Can we carry a club?   Then again if we’re lambs, we’d probably suffer the consequences of being docile and helpless.  The expression “lambs to the slaughter” seems applicable here.  

I’d rather be a wolf – not to prey on the unsuspecting like little red riding hood.   Then again, I’m already a wolf, and I must choose between being a good or a bad wolf.   The choice is easy.  See this youtube video [www.youtube.com/watch?v=__cdpyF5nLk], and check out the video “The Good Wolf – Motivational video.”

We’d have no problem be a member of a pack of good wolves.    On the other hand, bad wolves?  Not so much.   There will be no peace in that pack.  Time to feed the good one.

Deacon David Pierce

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