Irenic Thoughts

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Woe to You!

As promised, here is my take on Jesus' words from yesterday's blog post: Woe to You!

It would seem that Jesus' promise of blessings to the poor and woe to the rich would give one cause NOT to get ahead or to do anything much at all. But that might not be all that is being said and I think rather than ignoring Jesus words of condemnation, we better listen as they apply to us more than the blessings in this passage.

What do you think?

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor


  • At 2/11/2007 2:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I always viewed these words from Jesus as symbolic. The "Blessed" are those who are need--in need of the Lord. "Woe" to the ones who are merely fullfilled with earthly things, for they are not seeking the Lord.

    You can be a wealthy person and still humbly serve the Lord with blessings to others. Or, you can be a wealthy person completely satisfied with your house, yatch and extravagances and never seek the Lord. That's "Woe" because that person will never know true happiness in Him.

  • At 2/12/2007 8:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I thank you for this sermon.
    Lots to think about.

    Robin Rapp


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