Holy Violence?

Holy Violence? – Mark 1:1-11

Season of Creation, River Sunday

Some Christians today, when they imagine the second coming, it sounds like Jesus is going to do what he failed to do the first time around. Instead of being meek and humble and obedient, and full of love, the Jesus of the second coming is thought to be harsh, hard and violent. – A messiah with an iron fist, that was also the concept of many of John the Baptist’s contemporaries. But Jesus defies these expectations. Jesus is love and compassion, in this world and the next.

Rev. Olaf Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles, WA.
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