Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.”
Here is the expression of hope that was absent from yesterday’s passage about the Jews. This is the Jesus I know and love! Does make me wonder about the historical Jesus that scholars have tried to rediscover for the last 100 years. I don’t think it matters whether we know exactly what he said and didn’t say. I am in search of the love he advocated for – for others and for myself. Peace, Keith