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The word "pester" is so interesting. It means to bother. To nag. To bug. Often when it comes to justice, we use less interesting verbs.
Because Jesus has made it home, because he is the first to return from the dead, you and I can come out of hiding, running toward home, laughter in our mouths, hearts on fire.
Richard L. Floyd
Something about Jesus himself was so compelling that he inspired many of those who met him to immediately stop what they were doing and put their complete trust in him.
Martin B. Copenhaver
As Christians we are assured that the good old days, no matter how good, are nothing compared to what God has in store for us.
John A. Nelson
Might not we do well to learn, from God's example, to burn with indignant fury until we have delivered our sister or brother from the hand of the oppressor?
God doesn't need a comfortable spot. God can, and will, go anywhere you need God to be.
If you follow the bestseller list, you've seen Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton.
The Pharisee in Jesus' parable verbalizes a longer list of "other people" with whom he is happy to disassociate. In doing so, he unwittingly debases himself.
When I was serving as a hospital chaplain during seminary I often had people tell me "you look too young to be a chaplain!"
God does not promise us safety. What God does, is invite us into the safety of each other, if we will accept the challenge and call.