Snakes on a Plain

February 28 2021, 10am
What are the idols we lift up? And how does our focus on them keep us from focusing on God? When the Hebrew people were wandering in the wilderness, they lifted up their worries, they lifted up their discomforts. They forgot that God had promised to guide and protect them. In John’s gospel, God lifts up Jesus as the ultimate reminder of God’s promise of love for the world. Our worries and fears often divide us, one from another. How can following Jesus bring us to unity? What does unity look like in an unjust society?