Well friends, we’re all one week into the national emergency due to the COVID-19 virus. How y’all doing? I’m sure the answers are all over the board. And our answers say much about us — things like where we work, what personality type we have, where we gather our information. But most importantly, this is a great time to find out what we truly value. Testing has a way of making some things clear to us that we can’t see when life is easy, when nothing is asked of us. And what is testing but a time of being asked for things? Let’s dig in this week and see how Jesus handles this, and what it has to teach us, and let’s see why his answers let the crowds utterly amazed.
“The church is to be a living exegesis of the gospel.” — Michael J. Gorman Friends, We were made for times like this. This is where we, as the Church, get a chance to truly live out what we confess in times of ease and comfort, practice what we declare as true. This is where we get to be the “living exegesis (explanation, demonstration) of the Good News.” The most often-repeated command in the Bible is “fear not/do not worry.” Take a minute and read the words of Jesus to his