Repentance

Repentance

Luke 13:1-9 – Terrorism and Towers

Someone came and told Jesus about some current events – an event of terrorism and the structural collapse of a tower. The former was caused by Pilate, the Roman governor, who mingled the blood of some fellow Galileans with the blood of their sacrifices. The latter caused by the tower of Siloam falling and killing eighteen people. In both cases Jesus critiques the…

Repentance

After four-hundred years God’s silence is finally broken when the word of God came to a prophet – John son of Zechariah. John’s task was to prepare the people for God’s arrival – a voice in the wilderness. What kind of preparations need to be made? According to Isaiah, the voice calls for a road (the way) to be made ready for God’s arrival – mountains need to be lopped…