Been under the weather for the last few days and once again this entry wasn't auto-posted.
Jesus continues his lessons.
6:9 gives us the Lords Prayer. How many thousands of times have I had to recite this in church and at home? I'm finding it quite fun to see where the Catholic Church gets the content for it's mass! I also love reading all the phrases and saying that have become so common it todays world.
Jesus rightly tells us to do good deeds without the need for reward.
But, he also gives us this load of poop.
7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
We don't get everything we want. Even the most holy don't always get what they pray for. Do they?*
Chapter 8 is the 'Healing Chapter". Jesus shows off his variety of powers to cure lepers, the sick, those possessed by demons and even calm rough seas!
We get another example of Jesus saying that we should keep the laws of Moses after he cures a leper;
8:4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Once again I have to say that I really like the writing from Jesus over the Old Testament. Other then the more positive attitude, it's also much better written and more engaging.
*Please don't answer this with "God answers every prayer and gives us just what we need." That's just a cop out.