Friday, November 7, 2008

Daily Office Reflection: An Acceptance

Psalms 69:1-23 (24-30), 31-38 * 73; Ecclesiasticus 50:1, 11-24; Revelation 17:1-18; Luke 13:31-35

Jesus has been on quite the roller-coaster ride lately, caused by his attention to and knowledge of what is going to happen to him when he reaches Jerusalem. He's angry, he's sad, he's stressed out and today we see a more prophetic Jesus. Today he alludes to not only his death and resurrection three days later but the destruction of Jerusalem. 

It seems that Jesus is taking a step today, a step towards acceptance of what he has to do. Jesus is not done yet, he still has a tremendous amount of work to do before he walks into that city. Jesus has taken a step today to wrapping his head around what is to come. He is accepting who and what he is today in a very public way. 

What is it in our lives that we need to accept? What are we turning a blind eye to that we shouldn't, that we need to accept, publicly?

Copyright 2008, John F. Dwyer. All Rights Reserved.

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