Freely you have received, freely give!
Remember Lucy in the Peanuts Comic Strip? Sometimes she would set up a funny little booth with a sign overhead: Psychiatric help – 5 cents!
I’m afraid Christianity may present a similar picture to many today.
It's easy to set up a little booth on Sunday. The sign over the building seems to beckon - If you want spiritual help, come and get it!
But Jesus didn’t merely set up a truth booth. He set out to meet the physical needs of people! This explains why so many were attracted to His message.
Students of the Teacher will pay close attention to this. Teaching spiritual truth should be accompanied by – How can I help you?
Here Jesus is sending out His students with the same mission - preach to the spiritual needs of the people AND meet their most pressing physical needs.
It isn’t easy.
It takes more effort than hiding behind a booth.
But it’s been said…
People don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care!