The Question

The question we’re exploring tomorrow in worship: Who is Jesus?

This quote popped up in my feed this morning.

“The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we being to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.” ~ Bell Hooks

And it occurs to me that this is Jesus. Love in the face of oppression and domination.

Jesus will be at the Women’s Marches today. Jesus is in the midst of the #metoo. Jesus is with the #BlackLivesMatter, #BlueLivesMatter, #AllLivesMatter. How do we know? Jesus welcomed, healed and taught women. Jesus healed the Centurion’s servant. Jesus healed the ear of a man coming to arrest him. Jesus said we are to love our neighbor, even the Samaritans.

But, Jesus will also be with those on the other side. He’s with the accused and the guilty. How do we know? Jesus was known for eating with tax collectors and sinners. Matthew and Zacchaeus are two prime examples. The woman at the well who'd been married five times and was living with a man. 

This is harder. It’s easy to find Jesus with those suffering from prejudice, domination, hatred, poverty or war. It’s difficult to find Jesus with the perpetrators.

Who is Jesus? That’s the question we live into daily as we try to follow him and be the people Jesus would be if he was living our lives.

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow at 9:00 or 10:30 as together we explore this question, listen for a word from God and support one another. We’ll worship, thank and praise God.

Grace be with you,

Vikki

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