Recipes and Relationships

July 23rd, 2010


Imagine trying to learn to cook a Spanish rice-and-beans dish. If you’re like me, halfway through the cookbook directions, you are too afraid to serve your loved ones for fear of food poisoning. Now imagine walking and working with a master-chef. Voilà! Spanish-rice at your service.

Peter, like we often do, seemed to forget that his transformation came with walking and talking with Jesus. Karl Barth once wrote, “Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the Way.” How often do we give people and ourselves a laundry-list of rules to live by? Rules that we ourselves do not and cannot keep. Why not trust and train under the Head Chef? Millions grow desperate of trying to attain through works what can be generated in them only through relationships.

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2 Responses to “Recipes and Relationships”

  1. pam Says:

    July 23rd, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    There is no better friend than Jesus; as the Bible says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phil 4:13 (KJV) also remember ” With God all things are possible.” I have learned this over and over in my life. When I try and do it all by myself I am robbing myself of the blessings God has for me.

  2. Brian Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Ummm…just for future reference, Voilà is pronounced (Wah-LAH).

    Love the daily audio, though!

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