Note: My words today are inspired by the book “Grateful” by Diana Butler Bass. It’s well worth the read.
Quid pro quo. Latin. Put simply, a “favor for a favor.” How ironic is it that this phrase, so much a part of our national conversation, was also a key element is Jesus’ criticism of the status quo during his ministry. And here it is, still in operation today. So, where did this interchange between parties come from? It turns out we inherited it from the Romans more than 2,000 years ago.