Readings for February 25th

He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.” John 8:23

Is diplomacy overrated. Here Jesus is not making any friends. He is drawing a line in the sand and excluding the ones who are challenging him. In fact some would say Jesus sounds nearly insane because he is claiming to be from above and not of this world. Above and out of this world leaves only one option, from God. In Hawaii you see the bumper sticker NOTW for not of this world. How crazy do we come across making this claim? I suspect we do come across a little insane by saying this. NOTW is a good thing because it tells the truth about what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. In the world, not of the world, born from above, living below for the good of the world.

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