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Seeing is much more than simply noticing that something or someone is before you. It involves how you receive, understand, and are moved by what is there. More than eyes, the heart is the organ of sight.
We begin this final thirteen-week season that stretches before us with Jesus at a dinner with Pharisees “watching Him closely.” Imagine their squinted eyes and knitted brows as they behold Jesus’ every move. These are not the wide-eyed eyes of those lost in wonder at the presence of God in Christ; rather they are the strife-filled glances of judgment, condemnation⎯stares that want to bind Jesus as tightly as the eyelids pressing about their eyes.
How do the eyes of your heart receive the teaching of Jesus about the etiquette of dinner invitations? Are you open to see beneath and beyond the world into the Kingdom? This week, be aware of your senses of sight and smell.
Put me high or put me low. v. 10
Make me humble and simple. v. 11
I yield my life to you, Lord. v. 13
You are my reward, O God. v. 14
This is the first of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year C.
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Year C is dedicated to the Gospel of Luke.
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