Two children are selecting who they want to play on their side in a football game. They start by picking the best players in the group, and by doing that, they’re “separating the sheep from the goats”, because the best players are very quickly snapped up, leaving the other players to be chosen last… which is a pretty depressing experience!
Jesus used this image of sheep and goats in a parable he told about the last judgment, where the people who have lived to help others are separated from those who have lived selfishly. Here’s the beginning of his parable…
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The salt of the earth… on the straight and narrow… a baptism of fire… many everyday sayings started with Jesus. Here are 30 of them. We’ve gathered the best known modern sayings and included some notes on what they mean and where you can find them in the accounts of Jesus’ life.
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