Blessings and Woes 6: Love That Hate
Sometimes our society can feel a bit like a popularity contest with everyone seeking the approval of culture. However Jesus spoke the opposite. We are to be in the world, but not of the world. It is okay for everyone not to like what we say or do, Jesus says we are blessed if that is the case. Terry takes us through the final Blessing of the Sermon on the Plain. Where we learn that it is quite alright for people to not like you.
Terry proclaims the one Gospel through the history, research, rememberings and faith expressed in the text of the Gospel According to Luke. Jesus himself is the good news expressed by Luke. Beginning with the birth narratives unique to Luke's presentation, the good news of the Kingdom explodes into faithful view as each account, teaching, parable and event lived out and offered by Jesus, the Messiah-King, is examined the way Luke seemingly examined Jesus in his own work. Here we find a Jesus to love, a Jesus to follow, and ultimately a Jesus to worship.