Kicking anyone

Always I have pondered relationship in these verses. Always pondered slaves. Always wondered how this fit. How is this love? Is that what He expects of me … of us … ?

Jesus said to his disciples, “Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here at once and take your place at the table’? Would you not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink’? Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!'” Luke 17:7-10

This morning He read these verses and asked one question:

“Just who is “the slave” most days, Paul?”


??? how often each day do I simply “expect”? Never noticing, never thanking, never really speaking at all with Him?

??? then when something hurts, or I am unhappy or wounded – how often do I then raise my voice and complain that He is “not looking after me” as I expect?

??? Do I really look on Him as my slave? Is that even possible …


This morning He read these verses and offered this thought:

“Forget the debate about service, obligation, duty and reward. Because when you get down to it … I win. Every time.”

Hmmmm …

I think it’s time I stopped kicking “the Pharisees” …

I think it’s time that I stopped …

🙂 … 🙂 … 🙂 … 🙂

Kicking anyone.

🙂 … 🙂 … 🙂 … 🙂


15 thoughts on “Kicking anyone

  1. Since when did you ever do that? You don’t kick, Paul, you draw people together. Well, from what I’ve seen here, anyway 🙂

  2. I think we learn to offer grace when we learn to receive it first. Oh God! Please open my heart wide to your love and grace. Give me the ability to be filled up on you so when the hurts come I don’t kick back . . . I can’t do this on my own . . .

    • “learn to offer … learn to receive …” There is something of an important jigsaw piece in your comment Paula. And I haven’t a clue why – yet. Thank you 🙂

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