The Gospel of Luke begins and ends in Jerusalem. Until the Gospel today (from Luke 9:51-62) all the action has taken place with Jesus ministering around the area where he grew up – Galilee – in places such as Capernaum, the lake, Nain and Mount Tabor. But there is a decisive shift at the beginning of today’s gospel, when Jesus “sets his face resolutely towards Jerusalem”. It seems that the question that formed the heart of the Gospel last week – “who do you say I am?” which Peter answered on behalf of the other disciples with “the Christ of God” must have indicated to Jesus that the time to begin his final pilgrimage to the holy city had arrived.
Recorded at Young Adults Weekend, Camp Laurence, Moogerah Dam (8’19”)