Every trip requires a certain amount of necessary items peculiar to one’s destination. Headed to the beach? You’re going to need a swimsuit and sunscreen. Going overseas? You’ll need your passport and a language dictionary.
In the New Testament Gospel readings for October, Jesus provides a list of necessary items for the journey that leads us into God’s kingdom. Without these traits, we find ourselves ill-suited to recognize and understand that into which Jesus calls us. With them, we can be prepared for seeing, sensing, and celebrating the destination toward which we are moving – the kingdom of God.
October 6 – Luke 17:5-10 – The Necessity of Faith
October 13 – Luke 17:11-19 – The Necessity of Thankfulness
October 20 – Luke 18:1-8 – The Necessity of Endurance
October 27 – Luke 18:9-14 – The Necessity of Humility