Into the Wilderness - Episode 38

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Wayfarer | March 02, 2017

Our scripture for Sunday is a familiar passage, Jesus’ journey into the wilderness and temptation. In Matthew’s gospel, it seems like the waters of Jesus’ baptism have barely dried when he is led by the Spirit into the wilderness. Like the transfiguration story from last Sunday, we move from this affirmation of Jesus’ divinity as the beloved child, and then, immediately, we move into the dusky valleys and wildernesses of life. God’s call doesn’t always take us to the beautiful mountaintops and refreshing waters. Sometimes, God calls us to the scraggly wilderness and the parched lands as well.By the way, we’re collecting Beatitudes. You know, the sayings of Jesus we find at the beginning of the sermon on the mount, “blessed are the poor in spirit…, blessed are the peacemakers..., blessed are the meek…” Who would Jesus call blessed today? Write your own beatitude and call it in. Just leave a message at (859) 813-0150.

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