Thursday, October 15, 2009

Love Thy Neighbor

I'm sorry I haven't been on here much. The whole one-handed blog posting just doesn't make for worthwhile posts, in my opinion. I can't speed up my fingers, nor slow down my thoughts, so it's usually a tangled mess.

Saw this link at theMangoTimes and read it. And am quite blown away: Love Thy Neighbor. Quite the read.

After you've read it, read below:


I'm not now, nor have I ever been a big fan of tattoos. At the least I find them unwise from the perspectives of health and fashion (how can you know what style you want to be when you're baking cookies with the grandbabies?), at the worst possibly breaching God's will (admonitions against marks and scarring in Leviticus), and various mid-level concerns as well. However, this is the first story I've come across (not that I look hard!) where I can honestly say that her tattoo (that possible breach of godly conduct) was based in one of the two most important commands - to love her neighbor. On this (and loving thy God!) do all the law and prophets rest.

What do you think?


MamaJ said...

Well I like it! That was a really neat story, very blown away by her courage and her faith.

Fletch said...

I'm biased...and have already made a bunch of comments over at my blog, but loved loved loved this story.

I think Jesus engaging the Samaritan woman is an interesting parallel. But, He didn't just drink water with her...He gave her the gospel and talked about the Kingdom, likewise we don't engage culture just to hang out with people, we need to eventually talk about the Kingdom of God!

Tattoos...controversial topic, again I'm biased, but be prepared with the Leviticus passage to deal with the rest of God's laws mentioned there.

All God's best to you!