Jesus 13

Having found a shady spot in a ravine, Jesus and his disciples sat down to rest and eat. It was midday, and the sun was hot through the overhanging brush. A small stream passed through the defile.

There were times when some of the disciples sought to instruct their master. On this occasion, Judas Iscariot said to Jesus, handing him a piece of unleavened bread he was carrying, “If God is fully in us, we can do no wrong, and we have power.”

Jesus took the bread and began eating, thoughtfully looking at the stream. “Do you not see how the stream flows cheerfully of its own will?” he asked.

“Yes.”

“And the birds, animals, and insects are drawn near it.”

“Of course.”

“It is natural.”

“Yes.”

“What is natural is without blemish.”

“I don’t understand,” Judas protested impatiently.

“The trouble in your heart will not accept harmony,” Jesus said.

Copyright 2013 George Lowell Tollefson

 

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