How’s your week going? If it’s going well, that’s great! I’ll meet you after the next paragraph.
This is for the people whose week (or year or decade or life) isn’t going so well. There’s some good news for you in Luke 6. Jesus speaks to a large crowd of people from all over (including some Gentiles) to hear Jesus teach and to receive healing. (Spoiler alter: They were healed!) And Jesus up-ended the popular notion that wealth and status were a sign of God’s blessing, promising blessing and restoration to people who are poor, hungry, sad, and rejected.
When things are lining up well for us, Jesus warns us against hoarding wealth and seeking approval of those in power. That leads to a false sense of security – the real way to peace is to be part of Jesus’ work in the world!
We’ll dig in deeper on Sunday. I hope you will come and join the conversation.