I can’t wait to hear what the gospel says about this. It is my feeling that Jesus wanted to give people a hand up, not a hand out. Through love, He has taught me to “get up, and carry that mat with you”, just as He told the man at the pool. I look forward to this message on Sunday.
Elizabeth- I love that you said “what the gospel says about this.” What a great insight. I think everyone wants to take their own slice of the Bible, interpret it through their own worldview and apply it to their circumstances… YOU have hit on the real thing. The BIBLE points us to JESUS, who deals with us through the GOSPEL. The gospel is the thing that should inform us on every decision, right??