To be a Christ-ian is to be involved in the work of the messiah: turning the world right-side-up. This is a moment to reflect slowly and effectively on what that will require.
10:40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.
10:41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous;
10:42 and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple — truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”
A Question or Two:
- What is a prophet’s reward?
- What is a righteous person’s reward?
Some Longer Reflections:
Again a scene about welcome. This time the welcome is shared, distributed.
This is also a scene about reward, which is tied to welcome, and therefore is shared and distributed as is welcome.
It makes sense that those sent out are linked with those…
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