This is a chilling Gospel. Jesus sounds like he’s tired and in a bad mood. Yet how chilling is the threat that he will say to some people, “Don’t know you.”
He’s probably fed up with people asking him the silly question about how many people will be saved.
Don’t they know that the Father in heaven is nothing but forgiveness and love? He’s saying to them, “get with it!” Don’t waste your time with such silliness. Take advantage of all I have to tell you about the Father while I’m still around to tell you my stories.
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Once upon a time a very important public official visited a certain family. They were all honored to have him in their house and they served him some of the best Irish soda bread in all the world.
Then, instead of listening to what the man might have come to say, they began to talk. Indeed they babbled. Their visitor did not have a chance to get in a word edgewise. Finally, they ran out of steam and quieted down.
Then the driver of his car honked. He sighed and got up and said he’d enjoyed the conversation and the soda bread and pot of hot tea and he was sorry but he had to run. He hoped they could talk some other time. He may have sighed with relief as he got out of the house, but if he did no one noticed.
1 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all
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