Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Kindred, 


"Where did he get such wisdom? 


Isn't he the carpenter's son?... Aren't all his sisters living here? 


Where did he get all this?' 


And so they rejected him.


Jesus said to them, 'A prophet is respected everywhere except in his hometown."


                                          - Matthew 13: 54-57


Who and what have you rejected and disrespected?


Think you know it all?


Have you ever heard of the expression, "time will tell"?  


Time will tell, if you let it, the truth; the wisdom (or not), the real abilities and talents, and the true character of a person.  


Experiences and situations will test a person's character and how that person deals, handles and responds to these tests will show a person's wisdom (or not), the real abilities and talents, and the true character.   


What is that person's track record and body of work (or not work, but lies, nonsense and destruction)?  


Take a good look at who and what you have rejected and disrespected; and on the flip side accepted without question.  


Did you truly know that person? 


What level of unknown are we talking about here?  


What level of false sense of security or ignorance?  


Did 2020 change any of your perceptions?  


How much did you reject, disrespect (on the flip side, accept without question)?  


Did you disrespect and reject the Teacher, because too fat?  


Did you reject wise counsel, because you thought you knew better?  


What are the consequences of this rejection and disrespect? 


How did you do in predicting or understanding anything substantive, especially predicting and understanding connections?  


What do you think will be the Lord's Judgement?  


Be honest.  


Do you have any idea?  




Why have standards fallen so low? Where is the sense of honor and duty? There is no win or salvation in the shame of dishonor and indecency....