When you look at the Gospels and the ministry of Jesus, there are many things that strike you. But one thing that is not present is any sense of Jesus being distracted and worried about so many things all happening at once. Somehow he manages to keep this focus on the thing that is happening at the present moment. We see it in the opening line of the Gospel today as Luke reminds us what Jesus is doing, and has been doing since the end of chapter nine – he is travelling to Jerusalem. He is living simply, with a focus on the single priority that lies before him – rather than a dozen other good things.

Recorded at St Paul’s 9.30am (9 minutes)

Sunday 28, Year C. Luke 17:11-19