This story is an exploration of the divine inclination towards “social justice”, what social justice should look like in the life of the believer, and how the way that we treat others in this life informs our treatment in the next.
Of all the descriptions of Jesus found in the gospels and beyond, my favorite—out of so many profound, beautiful, and challenging descriptions—is probably one of the least quoted, most skipped over of the Jesus pictures.
Waiting. It is the uncomfortable space between anticipation and enjoyment. I am the type of person who cannot enjoy waiting. I need to be doing something. Even if that something is nothing, then I like to do nothing properly.