PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 12:54-59
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time?” (Luke 12:56)
Jesus says we should be able to interpret what is happening in the world.
Think it through, where is society and the world drifting?
The gap between rich and poor, the rise in mental illness and addictions…
Family breakdown and dysfunctionality, social and racial tensions…
Moral relativism and depravity, rampant greed and sexual abuse…
Distrust of institutions, political corruption and extreme politics…
The impact of global warming and creation abuse is being felt…
The world is not getting better and better, new issues are replacing old ones!
People are lost, confused, desperate, defeated, they’ve lost their anchor!
But Jesus’ frustration is not with the world, but with religious people.
Our world needs Jesus, not church or religion or religious politics.
Our world needs God’s kingdom; grace and justice for all, especially the ‘poor’ (v.33).
Our world is in crisis, and Jesus invites me to join him in reconciling it!
Jesus is asking me to do what I can while I can, while there is still time (v.58).
Lord, like the ostrich I might not see because I do not want to see. Strengthen my desire to see and serve people like you do, eager to reconcile this sad hurting world.