27The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, festering sores and the itch, from which you cannot be cured. 28The Lord will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind. 29At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.
Richard: This sounds very much like the symptoms of AIDS. A lot of people seem to forget that AIDS spread like wildfire at the beginning of the epidemic through men at homosexual bath houses who had hundreds of sex partners.
8These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. 9Wear sandals but not an extra shirt. 10Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. 11And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”
Richard: These are Jesus’ instructions tot he disciples. How would this look today; how would we carry out discipleship? Leave your comments below (when logged in).
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