March 11, 2018

Righteous Justice

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Passage: John 18:28-40
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Bible Text: John 18:28-40 | Preacher: Nathan Willard | Series: Narrative Lectionary Year 4, Speaking Christian

What is right action? What is righteousness? In the midst of Jesus’s trial, we see people representing the power in Jerusalem all around him, afraid to take ownership of their choices. Instead, accountability goes only to the one that have captured and imprisoned. But Jesus shows us that justice and righteousness are not only expressed in the moment of judgement, but when we look at the hungry and feed them, when we listen to the cries of “not enough for the hungry and thirsty” and give them food, and when we toss back the question of, “who sinned that this man is an outcast, him or his parents” onto the questioners: that he is an outcast is the sin of those who cast him out.