A Search and Rescue Mission?
The thing I love about Jesus (one of many) is his singlemindedness. He could have spend more time than he did in theological debates. He could have taken advantage of the huge crowds that followed him and made a fortune. He could have flaunted his deity. But He did none of these. Instead he focused on his objective, to seek and save the lost. He never wavered from it. As a pastor, I’m a little ashamed to admit that the church, at least my church, has somehow come to believe that Jesus came for OUR benefit, and so church focuses on US; our needs ands wants, keeping US fat and happy. I’ve been reading Luke 15 again, and rediscovering that God really values people. His number one priority is, and always has been, restoring mankind’s broken relationship with Him. It should be mine too. This is a rather hopefully rediscovery for me! Brian