Abundant living

Abundant living.

St Chad’s Linwood Christchurch. Lent 3 24 March 2019

Isa 55:1-9, 1 Cor 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9

Today’s Gospel gives a picture of Jerusalem as a very troubled place. The phrase about Galileans’ blood mingling with their sacrifices means that hey had been killed while worshipping. The Roman occupation raised the level of tension very high in the city. Pilate, the governor, was a cruel man with no feelings for the rights or customs of the people whose land he was occupying on behalf of Rome, and while we don’t hear very much about Pilate in the Bible, apart from Jesus’ trial, contemporary historians such as Josephus certainly gave a picture of a ruthless man. Continue reading