September 24, 2018
It is only natural that we prefer ‘good’ news over ‘bad news’. Jesus came to give ‘good news’, as he was the Good News. Yet, at times, he brought what appeared to be ‘bad news’. He challenged his listeners, he warned against sin and evil, and he condemned the actions of many. There is a price to pay with the ‘bad news’, calling us to change and transformation through the power of God’s grace. If we are deaf to the ‘bad news’ we continue in our sin and separate ourselves from God, and fall out of harmony with others. Through God’s grace the ‘bad news’ is transformed in ‘good news’ as we share more fully in the life of God, and bear witness to the life of God in us.