Flesh and Blood

Dear Operative Theologians,

In a world of heads bowed to cell phones, offices filled with workers in cubicles emailing those within ten feet, I am concerned about declining capability to relate with humanity.

C.S. Lewis described the syndrome of a high-minded scientist who worked tirelessly for “humanity” in the abstract, but had no time for others. Is this where we will finish? As guardians of the “true faith,” keepers of good appearances, but unable, for fear of the rules, to show respect, kindness, mercy or compassion to those real flesh and blood people who surround us?

Perhaps respect, kindness and mercy would serve us better. Had God wanted to, God could have sent a twitter message from a systematic theologian instead of Jesus. God sent Jesus. God could have given us clear guidelines and rules and ways of adapting them to be “culturally relevant in the 21st century.” The Father sent Jesus, as flesh and blood.

The divinity desires we recognize humanity. ( “Operative Theology”—The only one that matters !” Ship of Fools Rant of the Month , October 1998.)

For further thoughts on this matter see the gospel of Matthew chapter 21 verses 23-32.

Still in one peace,
Pastor David J. Jensen


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