Reflective Paragraphs Week 2 – Luke 9

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This is a pretty long chapter with lots of important bits in it, such as the Transfiguration, lots of predictions by Jesus of His death, a rejection by a Samaritan village, and talks about what it means to be a disciple. But I’m just going to stick with the first thing I read: Jesus sending out the disciples. What great faith must they have had that He knew what He was doing? I’m not sure I’d want to head off on a journey of indeterminate length to indeterminate places with nothing at all on me: no food, money, or even a change of clothes! There isn’t even any mention of the disciples questioning it, and the disciples grumble and question things a lot. It’s something of a challenge for our faith today: if the disciples, who were so often slow and whingey, had faith to go out and do God’s work with no provisions at all, would we do the same? And what, by comparison, is our faith like if we would not?

 

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