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?
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.