When you were a kid, did anyone ever accuse you of having cooties? Did you ever claim someone else had cooties? In this coming Sunday’s reading from Acts, Peter is browbeaten by some of his fellow Jewish believers for associating with Gentiles—and even eating with them. He broke the laws of ritual purity that should have kept him separate from them.
Peter hung out with those people who have cooties.
What about us? Who are some people we think of as having cooties? Do we need the Spirit of God to cure us, just like the folks in our scripture text?