Every once in awhile we hear about someone who has dislocated a shoulder. The joint where the arm meets the shoulder is pulled apart; it’s very painful.
Something like this happened to the first disciples in a spiritual sort of way. Jesus tells them that there will come a time when they will be “dislocated” from their roots as Jews. John 9 tells about a person born blind and when healed was thrown out of the synagogue. Jesus’s disciples couldn’t worship in the synagogues either.
Sometimes when a person loves in a special, even courageous way, others are mean toward the person. Perhaps something similar has happened to you as you live love Jesus’s way. Jesus wants us to find joy in his promise of sending the Holy Spirit as a special comfort to those who are mistreated in any way. God loves and cares for those who are on the “outs” with others. God wants you to know that you are “in” with God!
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Example from v. 7
“Holy Spirit–my Helper”
Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels. This year, we generally read from the Gospel of Mark,
except during most of Lent and Easter when we read from the Gospel of John.
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