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Friday, October 08, 2010

Day 38 (Passion Nuggets)

[Reaction to April 25-27 readings in One Year Bible]

So, I've read the Gospels before. I hear it all the time. I've seen the Passion and Jesus Christ Superstar. An yet, here are three little nuggets that I did not remember. First, right after telling Peter that he'd deny Christ and right before heading off to pray before his betrayal, Jesus gave these instructions to the Disciples.
Then Jesus asked them, "When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?"
"Nothing," they answered.

He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. It is written: 'And he was numbered with the transgressors'; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment."

The disciples said, "See, Lord, here are two swords."
"That is enough," he replied.
This passage is weird. I guess it explains why the disciples have swords to cut off the guy's ear later. Strange. Then there is the little detail I missed. Then, after Peter denies Christ the third time, according to Luke, "The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter." Finally, after Herod gives up getting to see any miracles from Jesus and kicks him back to Pilate, we have "That day Herod and Pilate became friends—before this they had been enemies." Link to Luke 22-23.

Also, from Judges we have the story of Deborah. I recommend following the link. It is a very cool story with elements like war, trickery, a chick who drives a stake through an evil dude's head AND it ends in a musical number.

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