The End of Me

I was reading in Luke 7 about Simon and the prostitute today.

It sounds like a raunchy novel, but it’s not.  I love what Kyle Idelman said about this story in the first video our Journey Group watched.  In his book (The End of Me), he asks a cool question I’ve really never asked myself before.

(If you haven’t read the story in a while, it’s probably a good idea to read it again before you try and answer this.)

Which person in the story do you want to be most like?

The real question we should struggle with is – not who you ARE most like, but who do you WANT to be most like?

Would it be the well respected religious leader (Simon) who seems to have his stuff together, the guy people look up, the guy who has VIPs over for dinner?  (OR) Would you rather be the broken prostitute who embarrasses herself but deeply experiences the love and grace of Jesus?

Simply put, many of us want to be made whole without having to be broken – but the truth is – JESUS TAKES THE BROKEN AND MAKES US WHOLE!

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