Gerry Gutierrez' Update
“A little worm for my fellow birds of feather.”
“Thanking Simon, for being there for Jesus.”
Matthew 2732 to 44. October 11, 2016.
“Lovers of Jesus, long to have been there, where Simon of Cyrene was to help Jesus, but they forget that they are there now.” Jesus said; "For what so ever you did for one of this little ones of mine, you did it for me".
Bring out the China for those who cannot pay back. Jesus spent the night before praying in agony at Gethsemane in great sorrow and agony sweating drops of blood to the point of death. His praying partners have abandoned Jesus to deep sleep with heavy eyes.
Shortly after that he is manhandled as a common criminal caught red-handed of the crime of witnessing to be the Son of God. Jesus is handcuffed and taken to a mock trial from one place to another always still bound in his hands. He's forced to stand up in the Sanhedrin, unable to even rub his hands to warm himself up, in the cold dark lonely and miserable night.
Meanwhile Peter at the risk of his own security goes to the bonfire for warmth in togetherness with pagans. The morning came and the enemies of Jesus like vultures have got up as early birds to catch a worm to eat, but these birds are coming for the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Jesus has been abused all night long in every way and he has been flogged cruelly in the Roman style. While they hide their faces from him, their eyes have managed to see between their fingers the cross over Jesus the innocence Son the God. What's left of Jesus in his humanity is not enough to carry the cross through the Via Dolorosa. Simon of Cyrene is forced to carry the cross FOR Jesus, which is not OF Jesus. After all, the entire cross belongs to the sinner, even though it is for Jesus to be crucified in it, on behalf of them.
The cross is my cross, it's your cross it is Simon’s cross, it is the sinner’s cross. Thank you Simon of serene for representing us even though carrying the cross was like the mother goat providing milk to cook it his own kid. But for the moment I want us to remember only the momentary relief of Jesus as he goes uphill as the broken bread and poured out wine of God.
If you happen to be one who got up early this morning like Simon and are wondering if you are in the right place at the right time to do the works of God? Look no farther or wait to be forced to serve Jesus. For those for whom Jesus died, are all around and about you, love them as you would love yourself and you'll do well to Jesus, your neighbor for your own good. Love pays back!
This has been a little worm this morning, for my fellow birds of feather.
This is my little prayer partner. We have been praying together ALL our lives. Gaba is now five and just left after we pray the Lord's Prayers as my grandmother taught me at age one. The baby picture below was extracted from a video which was one minute and 26 seconds long.