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Saturday, March 16, 2024

The Walk

Matthew 20:17-19

“17 Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, 18 “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death 19 and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!”

This was the third time that Jesus told the Disciples of His impending death.  He needed them to understand what was going to happen, to prepare them.  First he told them of the darkness of it all, the arrest, the mocking, the flogging, the crucifixion.  Then he told them of the light, the resurrection.  My guess is that they fixated on the darkness.

Jesus intentionally included the Disciples in the details of His impending death and resurrection.  It seems that even Jesus needed his closest friends to help Him through this ultimate trial; at the very least he needed them to understand the intimate details of the path He would walk.

The Christian community is a caring community that reaches out to those who are suffering and who are in need.

At the very least, we are a people who can understand the walk that you walk.

May the love of Christ be with you,

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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