The man on the street asking for money was easy to ignore. He was not attractive. He
was not clean. He was not pushy or obnoxious. He was just there day after day after
People passed him by as if he were invisible. In fact, to most people he was invisible
because to see him would be to acknowledge that he needed help ... help that almost
anyone passing by could have offered.
Dan was new to city life. He grew up in a small town in Iowa. He went to college and got
a good job that had brought him to the city. Dan noticed the man of the street his first day
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.