Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday 2/28/16

Today's is a broad and interesting Gospel. The beginning is almost a news release: Some Galileans had been killed by Roman soldiers; on hearing this, Christ mentions a building that had collapsed in an industrial accident where eighteen had died. "Do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem?" Christ asks. 
He is dismissive of this. God does not hunt men nor is He responsible for evil or bad mortar. But man is responsible for himself and his actions. "...if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” But the similar outcomes are unrelated to cause.
Savagery and Nature exists. But the spiritual world is of another plane. From the risk of destruction come redemption: At the end of the Gospel, the unproductive fig tree, strangely at the request of the gardener, is spared.

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