Day 88: Spiritual Food in Quarantine
“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Mt 16:16)
A mandatory greeting in 1st century Roman Empire was “Caesar is lord!” especially when you chanced upon a soldier. Replacing Caesar with another name was equivalent to treason and was punishable by death in the hands of the creatively ruthless Romans. This was what anyone calling Jesus the Christ (i.e., king, lord) faced. “Jesus is Lord” was not a passcode for being accepted as a believer. It meant you’d rather die than deny or disobey Jesus. It really hasn’t changed despite its modern-day misuse as a noncommittal catchphrase. As Christians, we should know justice, love mercy, walk humbly and do all things in charity even if it takes away from our lives, egos, resources or conveniences.