Humankind Week 2: Encounters with Jesus, “The Same but Different”
In Luke chapter 7, we see two encounters that Jesus has with two individuals who, in some ways, could not be more different. The first story is about a centurion, a person with great power, authority, and means. The second is about a poor widow who was at the bottom of society’s ladder. Despite their different social and economic positions, both of these people find themselves in desperate need of Jesus.
These stories show us something important about Jesus: how he responds to those in desperation with love, compassion, and care.