Who among us likes sacrifice? Do we not seek to please ourselves, to spare ourselves, to shield ourselves and those we love from pain or disappointment or failure? Unlike us, “Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things…Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.” Peter loves his Lord; He didn’t want Him to suffer. Our answer to the temptation to self-centeredness should echo Jesus’ answer to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan…You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men” (Matthew 16:21-23). For more information on stewardship, please contact Max Buban.
About this blog
Welcome to my running online dialog on matters of our life together in faith community at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church—where the grace of Christ Jesus our Lord engages each of us and, in turn, sends us out to engage others with that grace as well. I look forward to learning and growing together.
- Pastor Steve Wachtman