August 9, 2010

the long road

I wonder if Luke made Jesus' journey to Jerusalem so long so that his community (and we) might feel a little bit of what Jesus felt.

Jesus knew the end of the story.
We know the end of the story.

And quite frankly, it'd be nice to just get it over with.

"I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed!"

Our journey with Jesus is a long and slogging trip through discipleship and tales of the end times. It isn't easy, it would a a whole lot easier to just get to the narrative and listen to the story. Instead, we trudge through the hard stuff of Jesus' call to action, to self-sacrifice, to love and "what stress we are under until it is completed."

But Jesus took the long and hard road, and so shall we, by faith and with thanksgiving.

The seemingly never ending trip through ordinary time continues with Jesus bringing division and calling us to read the signs, and the Good News is that he is right here with us. Keep going my friends, all the way to the cross.

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