The Cathedral Connection 30 June 2019

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In this new section of Luke’s Gospel Jesus journeys to Jerusalem. Luke portrays Jesus as one who knows his ultimate destiny and is willing to do everything in achieving his Father’s will.

Luke is not exactly interested in telling us the route Jesus followed as in telling us about the incidents he faced on the way.

In the first passage we see the hostility Jesus encountered from the inhabitants of a Samaritan village because they were heading for Jerusalem.

This is followed in the second passage by three different stories of would-be followers who had excuses in not committing themselves fully in being a true disciple of his. It is not an easy road to take in completely surrendering, as Jesus did, to the will of God.

Jesus did not hide this fact from his followers but told them as he tells us that total commitment is needed in witnessing to the Gospels.

‘Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.’

With every blessing and grace.

Fr Doug

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