Thursday, 5 January 2012
We were led in a meditation, particularly focusing on the question – 'who is Christ for you?' And it was strongly, and helpfully, suggested that we should not dilute our answer to that question with information. It is very easy for us to focus on information and so miss out on encounter. We were reminded of the way in which the expectation that the disciples had of the Messiah was different from reality. This led to misunderstanding and this led, in turn, to betrayal something - that movement of ideas can be followed by reading through the chapters of the Gospels, for example Mark chapters 8, 9 and 10.
I was able to follow a path up the hill a bit and reflect in the beauty of that particular location but also thinking of the huge history that was there. It had been suggested that it was like the Las Vegas of Jesus’s time and how interesting that Jesus had gone there to have this particular conversation with his disciples. How ready are we to face up to the challenging questions that God asks in our day?