This week I’ve found myself thinking about boundaries and barriers.
You hear a lot of talk in the church about healthy boundaries—they’re so important.
And we have now found ourselves in a position of having to observe endless physical boundaries.
We stay at home, we wear masks when we go out, we observe six feet of social distancing—we have to stay separated not just for our own safety but for the safety of our community and its most vulnerable members.
But as you’ve seen on the news, there are some people who are tired of those restrictions and are demonstrating for the government to suspend them.
A lot of people are experiencing serious financial hardship because of the lockdown.
It’s a confusing and frightening mess.
Well, we are in luck because Jesus’ central metaphor in his teaching today is a fence, a boundary, a barrier. So let’s go to the scripture together and ask to be taught, to be healed, to be loved.Continue reading