A Sanctuary or a Sermon

The crucial point here is that, in general, religiously observant people were offended by Jesus, but those estranged from religious and moral observance were intrigued and attracted to him. We see this through-out the New Testament accounts of Jesus’s life. ~ Timothy Keller

pi·e·ty   [pahy-i-tee]

1. reverence for god
2. the quality or state of being pious: saintly piety
It appears the most pious people in Jesus’s time, didn’t find Him to be appealing.
That’s appalling.
What about me?
Does my piety (which is should be a positive trait) appeal or repel?
The litmus test seems pretty clear. Are people drawn to me when they’re bruised and weary or do they know better than to knock on my door?
What do I offer: a sanctuary or a sermon. Every day provides a new chance to choose.

Author: Debbie

A former counselor and public speaker, I'm grateful for many, many things - God's grace most of all!

11 thoughts on “A Sanctuary or a Sermon”

  1. Reminds me of a Daniel Amos song – “I hit them too hard, I did it with a book. He had to take another look when I hit them with love.” Give me sanctuary every time.

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