Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Pharisees: Jesus' Friends?

The lectionary reading today was from the Gospel of Matt. 22, in which Jesus is asked about the coin and what to do with the issue of power: Caesar vs. God.

What was wonderful was that on the pilgrimage to Jerusalem and Israel, I came to appreciate anew the work of the Pharisees. They believed in the power of the people. They believed in a bottom-up work of community of faith. They enjoyed the give and take with Jesus.

Pilgrimage matters in knowing more about the land, culture, and history of our faith.

Salaam and shalom,

Buen camino!