The Pool Guy REALLY Broke the Law When He Carried His Mat

“If anyone carries anything from a public place to a private house on the Sabbath intentionally, he is punishable by death by stoning. “ Barclay on the Mishnah in the commentary on John 5

So when the pool guy says ‚ÄúThey guy that healed me told me to‚Äù he‚Äôs not just making excuses‚Äìhe‚Äôs defending himself from a STONING! I thought it was bad to carry the bed, but not DEADLY ILLEGAL! Bonhoeffer said that ‚ÄúWhen Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die.‚Äù and some people sooner than others 🙂

  • Greg

    I posted a lengthy thought about this one on my own blog. The western church often forgets to examine the cost and I love and have used the quote. Still, it took me to a new place — the cross of Jesus takes people doomed to die and brings them to life, not people free to live forever and now called to face death. What do you think about that twist? peace