Scripture--Luke 19-Luke 21
Observation--Did you ever notice who Jesus rails against in Luke? Was it the "sinner"? Or was it the one who took themselves to be high and mighty? Was it the teachers (20:45-47). Or the Rich (19:45-48 and 21:1-4)? Not that we are to sin, but did you see it wasn't the ones we consider "bad", it was the ones who thought too much of themselves.
Application: As I was reading this section I was multi-tasking and came upon this tweet, "GET TO KNOW SOMEBODY HOMELESS. PUNK. FOREIGN. QUEER. MUSLIM. ATHEIST. PAGAN. MENTALLY ILL. AUTISTIC. COMMUNIST. ADDICTED. DIFFERENT" I often wonder how we expect to tell others about God if everyone we know agrees with us. I have been thinking of how much I pride myself with being open minded unless someone disagrees with me. I wonder if God in these verses wanted me to remember that my own pride is the enemy. Not people who are different. Not people who disagree. That its my job to go out and love, no matter who they are, what they look like, or what they say.
Prayer: Lord of Love. Thank you for loving me when I'm unlovable. Give me your eyes and your heart. Let me love and see as you do. So that I may shine your love and light into this dark world! Amen.