Hidden treasure. Who among us has not dreamed at least one time of finding hidden treasure? A map that leads us to the buccaneer’s buried booty. An old chest covered with dust in the attic of an abandoned farmhouse. The valuable antique discovered in the contents of a box purchased at an estate auction for a dollar. We’re captivated by stories of hidden treasure.
Luke’s account of the crucifixion is striking because it contains one small moment of intimacy–a strange moment of intimacy between Jesus and the repentant criminal that has eternal consequences.
Click here to listen to this sermon. “And [Jesus] said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then theContinue reading “The Mystery of the Sown Seed”