The readings this week communicate the message upon which our faith hinges. If the story of God’s relationship with humanity were imaged as a bell curve, these accounts would mark THE change in the trajectory of God’s relationship with humanity!
Yet, many in the world claim that the events about which we read didn’t really happen. They contend that Jesus wasn’t crucified, and he certainly didn’t come back to life! Instead, they commend Jesus as possibly the greatest model for the way we should live our lives; the greatest of all moral teachers.
What do you think about this? What would it mean for our faith if we skipped this week, moving from the teachings and miracles of Jesus in the past weeks to the birth of the church in the week to come? How would that change what we believe and how we live? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
For His Kingdom,