John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism

But when John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit worthy of repentance.

Matthew 3:7-9

 We simply don’t see what our sin is doing to us. “You brood of vipers,” JB says. In antiquity, people thought vipers were born inside their mother. The babies had to eat their way out of their mothers’ body killing her in the process. That’s a picture for what your sin may be doing to you.  Little by little. All those little sins are eating us alive.


Rev. Laura Sumner Truax is the senior pastor at LaSalle Street Church, a non-denominational church in downtown Chicago with a long tradition of uniting individual faith in Christ with God’s call for justice and compassion lived out in the world.  She is the co-author of Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the Real World and the author of Undone: When Coming Apart Puts You Back Together.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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