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Slightly Distorted

I own a pair of expensive prescription sunglasses that aren’t quite right. Can’t tell you exactly how they’re wrong, but the lenses ever so slightly distort my periphery and if I wear them long enough, give me headaches.

Conscience is the lens through which we perceive reality, and we can see in Scripture three ways an otherwise healthy conscience can be distorted, or bent: inward, outward, and if far enough in either direction, shattered.

This week’s Gospel reading—a story of Martha, Mary, Messiah, and manipulation—is a case study in how a conscience slightly distorted shows itself in the warp and woof of life.

See you Sunday.

Steve+

 

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