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The Rev. R. Scott Colglazier

The Energy That Is Christ

Matthew 16:13-20

11th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 24, 2014

The Rev. R. Scott Colglazier (other)

Our Bible reading today from the Gospel of Matthew suggests that Jesus was taking a step-back moment in his life and ministry. A pause. A time of evaluation.

He had been traveling with the disciples. Teaching. Listening. Reaching out to people. A divine energy was being released into the world through him. An energy that included passion for justice. Healing and compassion for all people. Acceptance for the unacceptable. Yes, something special was happening in the life of Jesus. Yet even when good things are happening, it's important, if not essential, to step back every now and then ask: What is really happening? Where have I been? Where do I want to go? What is my life all about?

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