Some city folks moved to the country and placed membership in a little church. It wasn’t long before they confronted the old preacher there about the simple and direct manner of his sermons.
He humbly explained. I try to put it on the bottom shelf so everybody can get it.
Jesus covers an array of subjects in today’s reading, but He puts everything on the bottom shelf.
After reading these verses, no comment seems appropriate to me. I almost feel like I’m back in the 50’s in a Bible class at our little church in Fairview.
Someone would read a verse, and after a reverent pause the teacher would ask, Fern, what do you think this verse means?
A moment of reflection followed before the response. Well, I think it means just what it says.
Undeterred, the teacher would call on someone else. Roy, would you like to put this verse in your own words?
Another thoughtful silence and then, No, I don’t think I could say it any better than what’s already written here.
Having an attack of nostalgia? No. I’m just reminded of those days because I don’t have a comment on today’s verses either.
Except of course to say - I think the Teacher means just what He says, and nobody could have said it better.