Receive Jesus – Reflection on Luke 9:51-56
At a certain point in our journey towards Christ, we realize He has already been journeying with us. Looking back, I can see many times when Christ was right there, but I did not recognize Him. Christ did not give up on me, seeking me out wherever I may have been, both physically and spiritually. I know now that He wanted me to be part of where He was for many of these times. Most importantly, I understand that my primary spiritual destination is wherever Jesus leads me through grace. The ability to receive Jesus and, therefore, receive grace enables us to share and walk together as a large community on a spiritual path. Accepting grace allows us to have a partial union with God here and now in preparation for a full union later.
He Went Through the Villages on the way to Jerusalem by James Tissot (full resolution painting)
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Luke 9:51-56 – Scripture*
A Samaritan Village Refuses to Receive Jesus
51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; 53 but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 54 When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55 But he turned and rebuked them. 56 Then they went on to another village.
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