Untie and Set Free
“We are called to go and to untie, to set free and not to exclude. This story reminds us that the lowly, even those that society and the church ties down, will be used to do the work of God in our world today.”
How have you seen churches and our society constrain and tie people down? What does it look like for you to work to help set these people free?
When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’” So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They said, “The Lord needs it.” Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road.
This episode was written and recorded by J.J. Warren. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms and Plum by Podington Bear and 12 Warm Fingers by Blue Dot Sessions.
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