“It’s easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom.” Is that speaking of money? Is that speaking of those that seek material riches? Could Jesus have been talking of power? Of religious elite? Was he talking about those that think their rich in wisdom and power? Those that think they are rich in good behavior so they don’t need grace? She was so surprised he was talking to her. She had lived a life of question and she knew it. She also knew of her heritage and his. He did not hesitate to take of her cup and drink. She knew without doubt that she needed him and the water he was offering… full of grace. We spend our days thinking if we are just good enough. Still stuck in that paradigm that uses goodness and rule following to earn our way to his arms. Believing that he will only find joy in us if we behave a certain way or show the world how “religious” we are. Truth be told he did not find favor in those that thought they had it right. Those that followed the rules to the letter of law. He found favor in those that knew they needed him. Those that lived a life of commonality and sin. Her comment to me was “I love Jesus but I cuss a little”. I think Jesus finds favor in this young lady. She knows who she is and she doesn’t put up a front. She simply loves him and is trusting his grace.
I Love You!