Thursday, June 2, 2016

Proper 5 C - Galatians 1:11-24

Galatians 1:11-24
You don’t have to like the apostle Paul to appreciate what the Lord accomplished through him. Truth is he sometimes seems to be rather full of himself for one who will admit elsewhere to be the least of the apostles. That being said it was God who did the choosing and scripture certainly supports the idea that God chooses those who otherwise would be left behind. Moses, reluctant and slow of speech, is chosen to speak for I AM. David, the youngest brother from the smallest tribe, is chosen to be king and even after committing adultery and murder will still be a man after God’s own heart. Mary of Magdalene, once possessed by seven demons, is set free to become the apostle to the apostles. “I have seen the Lord.” And Paul, the persecutor of a charismatic but insignificant Jewish sect, is the one whose work and writings birth the church into the Gentile world to change it forever. So maybe God can work through anyone? Maybe you? Just sayin…

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