Isaiah 56:1,6-7; Psalm 67:2-3,5-6,8; Romans 11:13-15,29-32; Matthew 15:21-28
The story is told of a famous monastery in Greece, perched high on a three-hundred-foot cliff. The Abbey can only be reached by a terrifying ride in a swaying basket. The basket is pulled with a single rope by several strong men, perspiring under the strain of the heavy load. One American tourist got nervous half way up the cliff. He noticed that the rope seemed very old and frayed. He asked, “How often do you change the rope?” The monk who was in charge jokingly replied, “Whenever it breaks!”
Our eternal fulfillment is a matter of faith — not faith as we would define it, but faith as defined by Jesus. It means trust, it means innocent, open, unbreakable…
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