Legendary theologian and author, J. I. Packer, gives the perspective of traveling a dusty road from two vantage points: the view from the balcony of a fine hotel; or on the ground level tasting the dirt and engaging in intimate conversation with fellow travelers. The invitation to follow Jesus this Lenten season, and learn from him as he relentlessly walks toward Jerusalem and the cross, is not a cerebral information-gathering observation from the safe distance on the hotel balcony. Instead it is given from the road, on the road, in the dust, among fellow and sometimes weary pilgrims.
Our Scripture reading pathway is intended to be a transformational engagement with the text — really the story — where we let Jesus talk with us, guide us, and ultimately change us. How have these Scriptures been challenging and changing you?
This third week of Lent, let’s allow the dust of the rabbi get into our clothes, even become grit in our teeth and ignite our imagination as we read this week.
Find your readings here: Week 3 | February 22-28