As I publish this week’s PODCAST, I am brimming with optimism.
Whether you realize it or not, we are blessed with a singular privilege: To be alive at this time, in this place, at this precise moment in human history.
As you will hear in this study of Luke 10, we have been handed a golden opportunity to fulfill that which is the highest calling that can be bestowed on any human being.
Lofty words, those. But words that I believe with all of my heart.
After hearing this podcast, I believe that you will too.
Last week, I introduced you to the foundational purpose statement that defines why exactly our Jewish friends are God’s Chosen People. Do you remember what it is? Tikkun ha-olam. Which is defined by our Jewish friends as “repairing the world,” ideally by bringing the world under the rule of God in the world.
In the words of the rabbis, Tikkun ha-olam “is deeply embedded in the Jewish ethos.” Indeed, defines it. The acknowledgement, the understanding that our world as a whole, and that every one of us who lives in this world is broken and in need of repair.
Tikkun ha-olam: A repair that can only come when the world which God created submits to its Creator.
Which brings us to Jesus’ instructions in Luke 10.
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God bless you richly as you listen.