Day 46: Clarity (Luke 20)
Today’s Passage: Luke 20
I find that sometimes I am able to see the solution to other people’s situations. Recently a colleague presented what was for him a gnarly business issue. We were able to sort it out fairly quickly. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to be able to see my situations with such clarity.
There are some sections of the gospel that are clear to me; this is one such section.
Jesus’ authority is challenged. He responds with the parable of the wicked tenants. No theologian needed to explain who he is talking about. He is next challenged about government taxes. Again, theologians need not apply. Finally, the Sadducees present a convoluted scenario about the resurrection. Again, Jesus, using the Old Testament, makes short work of their question.
It is now Jesus’ turn to ask the questions, to which no answer if proffered. All of this leads him to proclaim to all in the temple, “Beware of the Scribes.”
As I said, it is all very clear. Which brings me back to how I am able to see the path through other people’s situations, and not my own.
So maybe the exercise I ought to do is write out my questions for Jesus—not in an attempt to trick or trap him, but rather in an attempt to identify what is getting in my way to love him more.