Scripture

Luke In Lent - Luke 22:39-71

01/04/2019 9:35 am

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 22:39-71.

The greatest shall become the least. In the passion we see Jesus brought low stage by stage. At the Mount of Olives he prays and speaks in words which recall the Lord’s Prayer: to be led not into temptation and to that God’s will be done. Jesus is then betrayed by a sign of friendship. He sees one of the apostles, Peter, also brought low as Jesus is denied three times. Peter, however, begins his path of reconciliation. Those who remember the words of Jesus understand them more deeply as we will see after the Resurrection. But for now Peter recognises his failing and weeps. Jesus is then mocked and beaten in a way that he prophesied when he spoke about the vineyard. Finally in this section he appears before the council who will not believe that he is the Christ, the Messiah and so take the opportunity, as they have desired since Jesus came to Jerusalem, to hand him to the state.

'Reading Luke in Lent' is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Luke - covering the Gospel from start to finish - from Ash Wednesday to the first week of Easter.

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