Psalm 150; Proverbs 9:1–6; Mark 16:9–18

One of the great truisms of the Christian faith is, “Jesus s me, this I know; for the bible tells me so.” It is that simple. It is, however, much more than that.

It would be nice were it only that, and it was that simple. As most of us understand, yes, Jesus us s us, and Jesus showed it through his sinless life and his death. That isn’t it, though.

We like to keep our faith simple. Simple is good. Often, though, we keep our faith simply foolish. The foolishness is not presenting the of Christ first. Nor is it foolish to be authentic and transparent about your failings.

The “woman of ” sends people out to and invite people into a feast. She s on people to walk in knowledge, leaving the simplistic ways they know.

We could say that the “woman of ” is talking about our faith maturing, and that isn’t a bad thing. However, the biggest danger is making our faith so complicated that we cannot share it, while still make sure that we don’t make it so simple that others get a false understanding of what it means to Jesus Lord and Savior.

Despite the oddity of the verses in Mark, there is an obvious message of going out into the world, evangelizing, and discipling. This is part of our mission. This is where we are ed to be the servants of the “woman of ing and inviting others to the feast at the table.

※Reflection※

  • What are your thoughts about the “woman of ”? Who might the “woman of ” be?
  • What does it mean to you to and invite people to the table? Which table or tables?

※Prayer※

Lord, send us. Amen.

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