Amazing times to be living in. As we gathered for worship, we heard and realized from the stories that humanity really hasn’t changed from the beginning of the bible. Pharaoh despised the Jews because they were different, as such he oppressed them to keep them in their place. Yet God provided a means to change the course of the Jews. But things didn’t stop then – we are invited to help change our lives and our world. Most importantly, we are invited to do so – not on our own – but with the help of Jesus. The question Jesus asked his disciples in today’s Gospel – who do you say I am? – is still important and something we need to ask if we want to be agents of change: “Who do we say Jesus is?” Our answer leads us to new, often terrifying places. But we don’t go alone – we go with God.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20

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