What Does a Desperate World Need? (Luke 4:1-13)
Congregations are just as prone to hunger, just as prone to believe that if they’re going to survive they’re going to have to take the easy fruit, the quick bread that’s in front of them, rather than trust that God will offer a way forward.
So, congregations tend to be reactive. We’re anxious. We need to change. Just tell us who to be and we’ll bend over backwards to accommodate.
But what if God’s got bigger plans than can be pictured in our limited imaginations?
What if Jesus is counting on us to trust that God’s new age will be unveiled in us … those who seek justice, those committed to welcoming the stranger, those who sow peace in a world devouring itself from a hunger that no amount of bread, no amount of power, no amount of spectacle can satisfy?