At that time, some Pharisees approached Jesus and said, “Go! Get away from here, because Herod wants to kill you.” Jesus said to them, “Go, tell that fox, ‘Look, I’m throwing out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will complete my work. However, it’s necessary for me to travel today, tomorrow, and the next day because it’s impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’ “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who were sent to you! How often I have wanted to gather your people just as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. But you didn’t want that. Look, your house is abandoned. I tell you, you won’t see me until the time comes when you say, Blessings on the one who comes in the Lord’s name.” (Luke 13:31-35, CEB)
I always find this interesting that some Pharisees told Jesus that Herod wants to kill him. Didn’t they want to kill him too?
But Jesus is not worried about dying a physical death as neither should we be. We should stand up for what is right for everyone knowing that death is not the end of our journey but merely a step in it.
If we follow God and accept the care God gives us, at some point we will die, and then spend the rest of eternity with God. A great thing.
So love out loud and follow where God leads us, standing for those in need.
Loving People. Loving God.