As I shared last week, we have a re-occuring sacred history as we understand it:
God makes a covenant, a promise, an agreement with God’s people.
We, the people, break the covenant.
God gets angry and punishes the people.
We, the people, repent and return to God.
God welcomes us home and creates another covenant with us.
God, through the incarnation, slipped into our human skin and broke this pattern (as we know it).
Our Gospel text this morning, it begins with Jesus addressing a question that has plagued all of our human history; it is the question about the cause and purpose of suffering. Read the rest of this entry »