Would You Steal for Jesus?

In Mark 11:2-7, there is the story of Jesus sending out his disciples to “borrow” a donkey for him to ride into Jerusalem.

When this request is considered in a modern context, what he asked them to do is even more astounding.  It would be much like Jesus telling us to go boost a car or at least take a bike.  The disciples were not told to ask permission first (which seems prudent), but they were merely instructed what to say if questioned — implying that they would, in fact, be stopped and questioned.

Certainly this was a risky thing to do, as they could likely have been arrested and punished for steeling.  Yet they did as Jesus instructed — and without question.

Would we be willing to do the same?

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