Third Sunday in Lent

March 7, 2021

We’ve all seen the Lexus commercials.  Most of us would be happy to own such a nice car.  Yet truthfully, we all know that even a great car isn’t going to bring us real joy.

Pastor Rob reflects that there are two economies at work in our world.  The first is of the marketplace.  In this one, things and even people have a precise value.  While the economy of the marketplace can be a fine thing, it can become problematic when it works its way, not just into the ancient temples, but into our own inner sanctuaries.  When it functions, so to speak, ‘above its pay grade.’

There is another economy at work in this world; it is one of mercy and mutuality.  What does this look like?  And how does Jesus bring us into this economy?