God’s Heart

He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. (Mark 1:31)

Today’s gospel is an ECG of God’s beating heart, an indivisible this-is-love, lub-dub:

A.     Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law (lub)

B.     Jesus receives hospitality from Peter’s mother-in-law (dub)

C.     Jesus heals and casts out demons from everyone in the city (lub)

D.     Jesus prays in a deserted place (dub)

That is what God’s heartbeat looks like. It’s together-making: Jesus gives; Jesus receives; Jesus gives; Jesus receives.

Jesus didn’t launch a fix-you-up church. He gave life to a body that’s called to be “heart of God” in the world – giving to those in need; being in need (i.e., vulnerable) and receiving.

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