August 24, 2013

21st Sunday - C

Luke 13: 22-30

Jesus – a Man on a Mission

In the Gospel According to Luke, the turning point in the life and ministry of Jesus takes place in chapter 9, verse 51. 

Before that, his ministry took place in Galilee. 

Then in 9:51, came “the days for his being taken up” and “he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem.”

From then on, we find Jesus on his way to Jerusalem to fulfill the mission the Father has sent him.

And today, in 13:22, we learn that “Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.

Jesus came to proclaim the Good News of God’s salvation.  That was his mission.  At all times, in all places, in whatever circumstances, to whomever, he would carry out that mission. 

Persecution, opposition, and even the cross, which he knows awaits him, could not deter him from that mission.

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