Majors Not Minors: a Reflection on Psalm 119:121-144, Genesis 13:2-18, Galatians 2:1-10 and Mark 7:3
Abram and Lot looked at the land and separated from one another, each responsible for a certain area. God then told Abram to look out over his area. The horizon was endless and the territory vast. The psalmist asked that his well-being be guaranteed by God as he faced his oppressors. And Paul was challenged to remember the poor as he was starting new churches by Peter, James and John. And the deaf man had his ears opened and tongue released by Jesus and he then was able to speak plainly. Being a follower of Jesus means to advance the kingdom and the territory is vast that God desires to take back for his purposes. Many are deaf and do not speak plainly; literally and figuratively. The healing is meant for both groups. And there is enough ministry for all people. This is no time to major on the minors and miss the majors (the point). God needs faithful servants to go into the harvest. The oppressors will not win.
Scripture texts are taken from the two-year daily lectionary cycle which follows the liturgical calendar and begins on the First Sunday of Advent.