No political schemes this morning. Just some thoughts.
But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
~ Matthew 10:36-37 (NKJV)
And an excerpt from the book I’m currently reading. Emphasis mine.
Jesus most fully reveals what it is to be human: to lose ourselves in love and to be obedient to what love calls us to do. But it is precisely our fear of loss of control and our lack of faith that compel us to crucify him and thus keep at bay the obedience to and gratitude for God’s love that his life represents. The stunning claim of Christianity, however, is that our violent efforts do not defeat God’s love for us. Christ’s resurrection means that love keeps coming and is made available to us so that the relations frayed or destroyed by us can again be made healthy and whole.
~ Norman Wirzba (Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight, p. 44)