Thursday, May 12, 2011

1 Peter 2:19-25

Easter 4 - Year A

1 Peter 2:19-25

If you endure, while loving, you will be blessed.

If you endure, while loving, it will be enough.

Adding others sins to your endurance does not enhance your suffering. Each person’s suffering is sufficient for them.

We live well, despite the risk of suffering for it. This living well is not dependent upon being freed from sins. It can go on with or without so-called sins.

We can see the modeling of Jesus in how to endure while loving. This is sufficient. Adding sin-talk to the model may catch heart-strings, but it also requires the giving up of an equivalent number of head-strings. On balance, this balancing function is unhealthy in the long-run.
 

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