"A New Command I Give You..."

My friend Mark posted this as a comment, but I thought it was so good I wanted to post it here. This is something we ALL need to learn! I keep reading it over and over. It is still sinking in...

Matthew 28:19-20 (Mark's Paraphrase)
"Therefore go and fail miserably trying to beat others into submission of your own personal view of what I am saying. When you cannot win them over with suave and persuasive language which is empty in comparison to your feeble attempt to DO what I have commanded in your own life, then be bitter and negative about others while my spirit stands by and waits for you.

Then when you come around and remember when you first loved me, and how you loved others easily because you didn't know crap about the Bible - you will know that I am with you always until the end of the age. Others will teach you more than you will teach them, EVERY TIME you meet someone."

1 comment:

Mark D. Inman said...

Would Jesus say "crap" and "the Bible" in one sentence? Ha ha.... i guess that's why it's a pharaphrase.
In your usual good form you have shown me encouragement and respect by posting this. I surely don't deserve it, but I thank you for it anyhow. I don't know that I could ever repay you for all the tidbits you've shared with no request for repayment. I Love you.
I raise a toast; Here's to the new command he has given us, CHEERS!

Mark