Some nibble at “The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil” and approach Jesus. They bait the Lord, inviting his comment on the atrocity that Pilate committed in massacring some political protesters from Galilee. Part of the Original Sin of humankind is to presume to interpret and judge the evil that is outside of us, such as the friends of Job did.
Not only does Jesus avoid falling into this trap, but also he turns the energy of the conversation back upon those who started it. The evil that is inside oneself is the evil from which to repent. Recall the words of Jesus in Matt. 7:3–4 and Luke 6:41–42 about the speck in your brother’s eye and the plank in your own.
The earth is thawing and changing from within through the power of the warmth of the springtime sun. Go within yourself. God’s love thaws out places that still resist repentance.
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Example: My life as bearing good fruit v. 6
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary.
In year C, we generally read from the Gospel of Luke.
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