All Saints Messenger - March 15, 2018

posted Apr 26, 2018, 1:11 PM by Church Secretary
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Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

"We wish to see Jesus." Do we? Or are we, like so many in the crowd, just dazzled by the signs Jesus has done, including recently in John's story raising his friend Lazarus from the grave? Dazzled? Life is complicated! It would be a gift to find a super hero, a magic maker who could eradicate the power of evil and make it all right again. We need not be surprised that our affections drift toward those whose ability to transcend a "normal" life make them seem larger than life--the strong, the assertive, the attractive, the brilliant, the lucky. Our stories are full of heroes who had the courage and might to change the course of life for the better. 

But Jesus, this Jesus, was not such a hero. He journeys toward Jerusalem where they kill the prophets. Is this our kind of hero? The hour had come when he was about to be revealed in all his complexity. Life springs from death. Not simple, not easy, not what the disciples wanted...but true.

Jesus, we want to see you. Make us ready. Invite us into the paradox of your truth. Amen.

See ya next Sunday!