And yet, if this puts the deacon perpetually in the position of host, a critical dimension is lost. Jesus gave to the Pharisee and to the woman the gift of His wisdom, His grace and His forgiveness. However, Jesus was also guest: He received from the woman and from the Pharisee alike. This recognition fundamentally challenges the imbalance of power between a person with needs and a person (or diaconate) with resources.
This is today's posting on 'From the Deacon's Desk', a blog by Deacon Rick Wagner. Well worth following! https://fromthedeaconsdesk.wordpress.com/ Passion Defined Posted on January 16, 2018 • Posted in Daily Scripture reflection • January 16, 2018 As Jesus was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath, his disciples began to make a path … Continue reading PASSION, WISDOM, ACTION