St. John's Lutheran
Let Jesus Love You!
Matthew 21:28-30 New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Two Sons
28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ 29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go. Mon. September 7 - Matthew 21:28-30 On his blog, author David Zahl recalled a scene from the documentary called "The Mask You Live In." “[The] scene shows a U.S. school teacher giving a group of high school boys a circular piece of paper. On one side they write what their [outer] image is, and on the other what they are feeling [on the inside]. Then they scrunch
up the paper and throw it to another kid. Here's how researcher Dr. Philip Zimbardo
summarized the boys' messages: “What they said was all the same. On the outside
[their image was]: ‘Tough. Fearless. Kick your ass.’ And on the inside: 'Lonely. Sad.
Got no friends.' Each boy was stunned that the others felt the same way.” Jesus is
not interested in the outward masks that we put on that make all sorts of promises
that we know will never live up. His desire is simple: faith. He will always love us,
but will we let him?.