Encountering Jesus, Lent 2: A Pharisee
Lent II 2023 (March 5)
The Pharisee Project
“Hi. I am Rob. I am a sinner. And sometimes a Pharisee too.”
Jesus encounters Nicodemus, a Pharisee. Turns out we meet Pharisees in our world today. Sometimes they are in the mirror looking back at us.
Pharisees are people in Jesus’ day — and today — who decide to make obedience to the law the fundamental orientation of the life. In doing sp, they inevitably becoming blind to God’s love and their own sin.
A reflection on what it might mean for us to be a confessing church instead of those who advance the pharisee project.
The picture is of our youth who read the Gospel (John 3) this morning.