Our Lenten worship series is called “who do you say I am?” Jesus asked this question to one of his followers and it remains central for anyone who seeks to follow Jesus in our day. We will invite reflection on Jesus each week as we consider each of our scripture passages. We hope that this series will provide greater clarity about who you say Jesus is.
Last week we began by asking “When you think of Jesus, what comes to mind?” Here is a list made by one of our Kitchen Tables:
- Jesus sandals
- Troublesome role model
- Supreme being
- Prince of Peace
- Wonderful Counselor
- Think you know, but you don’t
- Vengeful at times
- Multifaceted – many different things
This week our scripture focus is Luke 13.31-35
Barbara Brown Taylor writes, “If you have ever loved someone you could not protect, then you understand the depth of Jesus’ lament. All you can do is open your arms. You cannot make anyone walk into them. Meanwhile, this is the most vulnerable posture in the world…” Who are the persons in your life that you feel called to protect as a mother hen protects her brood? Who has or has not watched over you in love in this way?