The Radical Rabbi Who Broke the Rules
Scripture: Luke 6:1-11 (NRSV)
We human beings love rules. We’re drawn to them because they give us certainty, clarity, and control. We can call the shots and play the referee. We of course need rules for society to function smoothly—traffic rules, game rules, laws of the land that are just. So it’s interesting to see how Jesus had a real problem with people who rigidly lived by the rules. And they didn’t like Jesus either, “Who does he think he is, anyway?” Jesus refused to play by the human rules of religion. Jesus was concerned with helping hurting people. Jesus broke the rules… to bless you.
Sermon Art: “Christ Pantocrator” Deesis Mosaic, Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
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