These are Jesus' words in this Sunday's gospel (Luke 13:10-17) to a woman who appeared as he was teaching in the synagogue. She had been crippled for eighteen years, and was unable to stand erect. She enters the scene, and says nothing. She requests nothing. She simply appears. And Jesus responds.
Woody Allen is credited with saying, "showing up is 80 percent of life". The same holds largely true in the spiritual life: "showing up is 80 percent of life with God". If we simply show up, if we are faithful in this way, Jesus responds. Jesus sets us free. Such is the nature of divine love. This may sound too good to be true. Let's just say that it is good and it is true.
Yours in Christ,
From the desk of the Rector