Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lent Bible Challenge | Day 16
March 14
Luke 7:11-35

What are we looking for? What are we waiting for? I'm struck by this story - John the Baptizer - who knows Jesus - doesn't recognize him, isn't sure he's actually the One to come. Jesus isn't performing according to expectations. What's his response? Not to attack, protect himself or deflect the questions....but rather to ask what is happening and what folks see. What is it that we expect of God that gets in our way of discerning and recognizing God's presence. It's what faith (and in particular our practice in Lent) is all about.

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