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Would Jesus ‘Social Distance’ From Sick People?

Social distancing around illness is by no means a new idea. The Pharisees were experts at it. And then along came Jesus to upset the applecart…

You might never know it by looking at today’s crop of pampered Christians. But Jesus was a wild man.

He was tough, physically. He was tough, mentally. And he never once turned tail and ran from a risky situation.

The same Jesus who publicly rebuked the movers and shakers in his day, knowing full well they could sick the original Foreign Legion on him didn’t shrink back from the social outcasts — even the sick ones.

How is it we can celebrate the heroic examples of Hawaii’s Father Damien or Mother Theresa’s outreach in Calcutta while Christians around the world hide in their holes over a bad cold with a body count?

Shunning the sick and hiding from harm is NOT how the Author of Life rolled. Nor does it fit with the command he left with his people in the Great Commission.

Check out what he DID do… if you dare.

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Doug Giles

Doug Giles is Pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Wimberley, TX, and is the founder of (290M+ page views). Giles is also the author of the NEW book, The Wildman Devotional: A 50 Day Devotional For Men. Follow Doug on Instagram and Truth Social at @thegilesway and on Twitter @TheArtOfDoug.

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