Monday, May 19, 2008

The Comrades

OK so Gareth sent me this link about a Christian making some noise about the Comrades on a Sunday. Basic issue that he raises is that those who died on the Marathon last year may have done so because of God's judgement. I find this kind of attitude very hard to deal with in light of what Jesus says in Mark 2:27 "Then he said to them, 'The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.'" It is important to take a sabbath rest day, but what about ministers, or doctors, nurses, emergency staff and the suchlike? I get really irritable with this kind of narrow minded quasi-christian legalism... I cannot imagine what Jesus would have to say. It is this kind of attitude that the emerging chruch is coming out from, trying to return to where Jesus wants us to be...what do you think?

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