Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Freedom from wages, freedom to build something beautiful

When I saw this fascinating video


it made me think of this Biblical instruction

Luke 10:1-9 (NIV)

10 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.
“When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
“When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

A challenging juxtaposition - does a caberet-punk singer who loves to take her clothes off in public have something to say to us Christians bound by our wage slavery and need for security and respectability? Surely not.

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