Kathy Bernard - Publisher
"Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge
in Him. "Psalm
was a group of Seminarians who were invited to bring their
lunches and eat outdoors on a grassy picnic area near the
seminary. Because it was the Lenten season they began to speak
about their faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ and how they looked
forward to reaching out and bringing others to faith.
there was a man sitting on a
bench who had been listening to the group talk about Jesus and
how they looked forward to spreading Godís Word though their
ministry. This man was not affiliated with the Seminarians but
he came over anyway and started speaking to the group. He spoke
for awhile, trying to prove and convince the soon to be Catholic
Priests that the resurrection of Jesus was false. That it did
not happen. He quoted scholar after scholar and book after book
and ended with "there was no such thing as this historical
resurrection, the religious tradition of the church was
groundless, emotional mumbo-jumbo, because it was based on a
relationship about a risen Jesus, Who in fact, never rose from
the dead in any literal sense." He then eloquently asked if
anybody wanted to make a point about what he said?
a minute of thinking, an old priest who was sitting on the grass
with the Seminarians, stood up with a half-eaten apple in his
hand and addressed the man. "Sir", the old priest said,
while still chewing furiously on his lunch apple, "I got one
question for you," He continued to chew loudly, "My question
is a simple one. Now, I've never read the books you read, and I
canít recite all the Scriptures in the original Greek. And I
donít know anything about these people you mentioned," the
old priest said, finishing the apple, "all I want to know is,
this apple I just ate, was it bitter or sweet?Ē
man thought for a moment, then answered in a scholarly fashion,
"I cannot possibly answer that question because I haven't
tasted your apple. How's that for an answer?" The old
Priest dropped the core of his apple into a paper bag that he
held, sat down and said calmly, "Neither have you tasted my
Jesus." The young men sitting on the ground erupted with
applause and cheers. The man became flustered, thanked the
seminarians for listening and thoughtfully walked away.
"Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who
takes refuge in Him." (Psalm 34:9)
gave us all a beautiful lesson of eternal love when He died on
the cross for our salvation; giving up His life for unworthy
mankind. He paid the price for our sins; a price we could
never afford. Even today there are those who doubt, and some
who claim to be Christian but refuse to follow what He taught us
all. Instead, some choose their own path, doing what they want,
some living lives filled with sin.
Lord, Jesus Christ
is asking right now, "Which path are you choosing?
Yours or His?"
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