Lent 2 – Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it!

Jesus said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’”

Luke 13:32-33

I sometimes joke that I wish God spoke a bit louder or maybe used bright neon signs. There are days that I just want the path forward to be clear, and to have some certainty on what I am supposed to be doing. So, when I read this curious scene from Luke, I am a bit envious of Jesus’ certainty and determination. Even though the Pharisees warn him about Herod, and it is clear that Jesus appreciates the danger, he knows what he is to do and where he is to go. We might be tempted to dismiss Jesus’ certainty by saying, “Well he is the Son of God, so of course, he knew what to do.” But if we do that, we ignore that Jesus was fully human, fully one of us. Remember that Jesus would have his time of uncertainty and doubt.

  • In this season of Lent, where do you find yourself in your journey of faith? Are you on a clear path and know what you should do? Or is the way forward uncertain?
  • Are there things in your life that are distracting you or are making it hard to see what God is calling you to?

Join us this Sunday for Holy Eucharist at 6 pm, and we can ponder with these questions together. Following the service, we will have a wonderful supper provided by the EYC from All Saints. We hope to see you Sunday!


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