Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Luke 4:14-21

Epiphany 3 - Year C

Luke 4:14-21

Jesus, filled with Spirit power, returns to Galilee. What do you do when so filled?

The society column of the time not only noted who poured out at Mrs. Peter's, but who was traveling and where. The editorialists and pundits picked up on yet another bandwagon and wrote and talked, repeatedly, about the significance of Jesus as though he were an extension of their own preferences.

All these reports about Jesus were leading to confusion. On the appropriate Sabbath, Jesus took advantage of the reading of the day to proclaim, in no uncertain terms, in very certain class, economics, and power terms the trouble he was brewing - a revolutionary vision for the mobilization of the poor, freedom unreasonable seizure, reform of the privileged, and overcoming oppression. This was not only a challenge end and means of systems, but a challenge not to be delayed for another year (much less 49 years) - a challenge for right now, this year.

A follow-up question to what you do when Spirit-filled (become a brewer of trouble), asks when you will do it. Well? Any reason not to have your spirit-filling revealed today?

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