Where are we going, and what are we doing?

Proper 8, Year C, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62: Where are we going, and what are we doing? This may be the question the disciples are asking. But Luke knows where they are going. They are going to Jerusalem. Jesus is on his way to complete what he has started. In today’s story the disciples go ahead of Jesus to prepare the way. And they find themselves in a Samaritan village. You may remember that there is animosity between the Samaritans and the traditional Jewish people. This tension goes back since the days after the Babylonian Exile. By this point in time, the Samaritans and Jewish people are both ethnically and religiously different. But Jesus, none the less, wants the disciples t

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