Matthew 21:14 NIVUK

The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them.

This verse was part of my Bible reading today (Tom Wright’s Lent for Everyone – Matthew) … he pointed out that the law excluded the blind and the lame from the Temple … but when Jesus arrived they came anyway.  And he healed them … when they came to Jesus, rather than excluding them, he made them fit to be part of the worshipping community. It’s an image that will stick in my mind … and in my prayers for our congregations 🙂