Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Theft and Community Involvement
Jesus was poor.
He needed a ride.
So he borrowed one.
It looked like theft to those standing around.
So they appropriately stepped in, and objected.
Mark 11:1 "As Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead. 2 “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks, ‘What are you doing?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it and will return it soon.’”
4 The two disciples left and found the colt standing in the street, tied outside the front door. 5 As they were untying it, some bystanders demanded, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” 6 They said what Jesus had told them to say, and they were permitted to take it. 7 Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it, and he sat on it."
I am learning there are lots of creative ways to accomplish what you want to do when money is tight.
Jesus was not afraid to borrow transportation.
I don't think insurance was an issue.
And the owner granted permission.
But I am impressed that the guys near the ride didn't let it just be stolen.
That in itself is a good lesson for today.