Jesus taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes. (Matt 7:29)
In today’s world, there are many public (and not-so-public) voices who would have us listen to them. They can use or abuse statistics; they can claim to want to make us happy – or better still, safe. As much as we may be drawn to one or more of such voices, they may not satisfy us at the deepest level. Who do I look to in my life? What or who guides me or has authority in my life, especially when times are tough?
Young people, like many of us, want to be assured that they are ‘doing the right thing’. The message of Jesus – we are creatures of God; we are one family; love, compassion and forgiveness are vital to everyone’s flourishing, including our own – has authority because it is the truth. It speaks to our heart’s deepest longings. By following the message of Jesus, we can assure young people that they are doing the right thing. That is the path of wholeness and holiness…for all.
Have a great week!