would you let them crash at your place?
the Good Book has many stories about traveling strangers needing a roof over their head temporarily, but none is more powerful than the Son of God’s origin story.
not even the motel had somewhere for A PREGNANT LADY TO SLEEP
who refuses a pregnant lady?
i need to get in the movie making business and exclusively tell bible stories because the problem with the bible is people think that these are just old fashioned tales that have zero relevance to today,
but the reason that they connect with me so well is because, to me, the bible shows me that human nature is something that hasn’t changed much over the years.
we are still nervous about immigrants.
we are still untrustworthy of strangers.
our hearts want to be full of love and kindness and generosity but our brains and our culture tells us to fear and destroy and shun.
what i love about the Bible is God and Jesus and King David and Moses and all the heroes get dissed left and right by humans who would rather melt down gold into the shape of a goat and pray to IT as opposed to give it up to the miracle maker right in front of them.
that has not changed to this day. so quickly some diss people like Barack Obama who miraculously steered the economy away from the brink of disaster, who got gays and lesbians the right to marry, who killed osama bin laden, who inspired Wall Street to rebound, who got health insurance to millions who wouldn’t have it due to normal things like “pre-existing conditions.
so the question i need to ask myself is who am i dissing who is performing good deeds around me? who am i foolishly ignoring in favor of something ridiculous. and most importantly, who am i refusing, who very well might be the mother and father of peace?
history is there for us to learn from and build upon. we cant ignore it. but sadly i think even the smartest of us do.