Friends, there is no religious figure anywhere in the religions or philosophies of the world who is stranger, more demanding, more relentless, and more unnerving than Jesus. And therefore the religion attached to Jesus is the strangest of them all. Exhibit A is our Gospel from Matthew 10. What Jesus says to his Apostles about himself, no other spiritual teacher would say. And you can’t be neutral about it: you have make a decision about Jesus.
- Reading 1 – 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a
- Psalm – Ps 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19
- Reading 2 – Rom 6:3-4, 8-11
- Gospel – Mt 10:37-42