How Exactly Is This Good News? (Luke 3:7-18)
How do you think the poor, the outsiders, the depressed, the bereaved, and those who’ve felt abandoned by a system that values its own interests above the interests of the helpless would hear John the Baptist? What do you think they make of John the Baptist telling the children of God to think first not about themselves, not about their pocketbooks, not about their profit margins and brokerage accounts, not about their reputations in the community, but to think first about the last, the least, the lost, and the dead?
What constitutes good news may just depend on where you’re standing when you hear it.