How does society view faith?
Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
How does society view faith? Being dubious about faith has become the norm, but relatively few people do ‘the working’ or actually ask the questions which might provide surprising answers.
Today’s passage deals with a similar scepticism, the scepticism surrounding Jesus, who he is and where his power comes from. The crowds are intrigued and drawn to him in large numbers, his family – not so much – they want to take him away before he makes more of a spectacle of himself. The religious authorities travel some distance to find out what all the fuss is about, but denounce him on the spot.
So take a moment, ‘do the math’ and listen for yourself… who is this man Jesus? Really.