The Banquet: Part One

Note: This series is written as a first-person narrative to present Jesus in the context he walked in with the unknown disciple that narrates introducing my thoughts and sparking more ideas with his questions. Enjoy.

images (2)One Sabbath, after Jesus spoke in the local synagogue, he was invited to eat with a high-ranking Pharisee. In our culture, that’s a sign of entering into a relationship with a person. It also brings honor to the one who invited him.

I noticed everyone there was watching Jesus from the corner of their eyes; his reputation was spreading. There in front of him, on another couch, was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body.

I think it’s called edema. Was this a trap or someone they invited just to see what Jesus would do?

Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?

But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him on his way.

He was so happy he had forgotten to eat.

Jesus looked at them, asking them, “If one of you has a child or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull it out?” And they had nothing to say.

Jesus had used this for a teaching moment. Lives over tradition.

Luke 14:1-6

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