Herod said, ‘John I beheaded; but who is this about whom I hear such things?’ And he kept trying to see Jesus. (Luke 9:9)
One of the themes of Luke’s gospel is about the overturning of power. Herod killed John since people were paying him too much attention. Then along comes Jesus who is attracting even more people. The reader is prompted to ask: who is really in control? Luke’s answer: God. Maybe Herod couldn’t see Jesus because he was more focussed on power than faith.
In our lives and those of the young people in our care, we can ‘try to see Jesus’ – thinking this is another thing we can control. When we let go of power and control and live our lives with an open-handed faith, we will see Jesus every day – and realise that it is only our perception that has shifted
Have a great week!