The Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

“Beware of the scribes…” — Mark 12:38

“Beware!” It’s not the first thing one thinks of as instruction from Jesus. “Love your neighbor.” “Turn the other cheek.” “Seek to serve rather than to be served.”—these are all things one might associate with the teachings of Jesus… but “Beware”? Beware of what? Beware of whom? The world? The flesh? The devil?

“Beware of the scribes.” This is the group that Jesus tells those who wish to follow him to beware of… the religious professionals! Why would Jesus say such a thing?

This is what we will be considering on Sunday… see you then!




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