3rd Sun B
Christian conversion is promoted by conversation. This section is a response to and a development on the knowledge gained from the commentary section.
This Sunday's Exposition
‘Hurrah for the revolution!
So sings this ditty on the nature of revolution. We could cynically dismiss it, except that experience shows that it is often true. Change for the good doesn’t necessarily happen because people say it will. Still, like the people of Jesus time, we desire socio-political change but are often disillusioned by the change that ‘reforms’ bring. Interestingly, the Gospel has little to say about such change, not because it is against it, but because the primary change needed is within the human heart, each human heart, your heart and mine. We are captive to sin and to sub-human forces. The transformation that is needed for genuine change is to recognise our weaknesses and accept the grace Jesus offers. We need to look at people, relationships, society, ourselves, with the mind and heart of God. This brings in the reign of God and from this will flow changed behaviour - a behaviour that could have profound influence. For one whose heart has been cleansed of sin and selfishness is the one most capable of seeing a community’s needs and transforming them into places of grace.