Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the historic one-year lectionary.
The blind leading the blind . . . In Luke 6:36-42 Jesus ties this to the idea of judgment (vv. 36-37), receiving guidance (v. 40), and assisting others (vv. 41-42). What happens when a blind person leads a blind person? I don’t wish to say anything against my friends with visual challenges. Many of them get around very well. But there are some obvious drawbacks. Following the green line on the floor to get to your destination in the place you have never been? It won’t work out too well.
What happens when we seek advice from senses that are not functioning? We may go astray. Wat of it when our trusted guides aren’t trustworthy? Just like having the tour guide who is lost, so when we seek social, emotional, and spiritual advice from someone who is unprepared, we are very likely to go astray. It’s much better to find a guide who is prepared.
What kind of guide do we need? We need those who have taken the time to learn about God’s judgment and mercy. We eed the kinds who have been led and guided by Jesus. We need those who love their neighbors because Jesus first loved them. So we turn to godly and experienced people who know Jesus as the merciful savior.
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