thoughts and observations on the daily readings
In the Gospel of Luke (18:26), Jesus's listeners wonder aloud who may possibly be saved. Their dismay follows on the Lord's very difficult teaching concerning the dangers of material wealth. The Lord's response is to remind them that even the impossible comes to pass by the power of God. It appears that they were not listening closely enough to Jesus Who had already offered them parables and teachings about the faithful love of God for His people.
This year of mercy is about the impossible coming to pass. We human beings have proven, generation after generation, that we cannot save ourselves - from sin, from death, nor even from ourselves. The Good News is that this Gracious God, full of mercy and compassion, has given us the gift of His Son. "Who can be saved?" is no longer a question uttered in consternation - it is a question that has been answered with the most joyous news possible.
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