Re.v Steve DeNeff - Luke 9-18-22; 28-43. In Luke 9, we read the story of The Transfiguration (vs.28 “he went up to the mountain to pray") and Jesus healing a demon possessed boy (vs.43 "Awe gripped the people as they saw this majestic display of God’s power.”) The marriage of these passages call for two equal movements within our faith. First, that we withdraw to be alone with God. Second, that we become involved with humans who are in deep need. There are whole religions that focus solely on withdrawing or solitude, and entire religions focused only on outreach or benevolence. The Christian life, however, calls us to both. We may be naturally drawn to one, but as The Church and as individuals, we must learn to do both and learn to skillfully move within them.
February 26, 2017