We come to Jesus in need of healing, like the woman, and in need of having our vision of our neighbors transformed, like the synagogue leader. When we first see Jesus in our neighbors, we are then able to share Jesus. The transformation in our hearts is the mustard seed that becomes something much bigger than we could imagine. Text: Luke 13:10-20
An encounter with God’s majesty, transcendence, and holiness brings us quickly to an end of ourselves. Only there, at the end of our “good” efforts, do we experience the restoring, forgiving grace of God. With that restoring grace comes a new orientation and profound mission in life. Isaiah’s encounter with God shows us how God restores lives. Text: Isaiah 6:1-13.