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What I said this Sunday – Easter 4

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This Sunday was Good Shepherd Sunday. Here’s what I said.

John 10.1-10

A question for you.
When is a door not a door?
When it’s ajar!

No – it’s not funny is it? That’s one of those jokes that was around when I was a child. I didn’t understand it and never found it funny in the slightest. As I got older and the penny dropped and I realised why it was supposed to be funny, it still wasn’t funny!

People who heard Jesus’ teaching may well have seen the joke. After all, when he told people not to worry about taking a speck out of someone else’s eye because they had a whopping great plank sticking out of their own eye, and they should sort that out first, people would have seen the joke. Continue reading