Heartfelt Sorrows

Week 49 | Section 58 in the Harmony of the Gospels

Jesus’ prophetic voice sounds clear warning in today’s passage from Matthew 11:20-30. The sorrow he expresses towards the cities of Korazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum is heartfelt and the silver lining for those communities despised by the faithful and pious are offers a glimmer of hope to those who would hear what the spirit has to say. Its easy to get off track and even easier to never see the truth when its in plain sight. This is a good week to talk with your small group members about how we might ourselves be blinded by our traditions, worldview and perspective or perhaps even block “the light” while thinking ourselves wise and learned. Another topic is our own sense of sorrow for those who have not yet grasped the grace of God and those disciples who still struggle due to their world view and limited understanding of the Gospel – the good news.