The below was preached as a sermon to the community Benedictus Contemplative Church on July 18, 2015.
Mark chapter 6, verses 30 to 34, 53 to 57.
The Greek word used in verse 34 by Mark, translated as compassion is splagchnizomai (splangkh-nid’-zom-ahee). It means something like to be moved deeply in the guts. Here is a deep visceral reaction in Jesus, one without thought, a reaction of human and divine solidarity with the sick, the powerless, the suffering. In this reaction is the revelation that the divine life is completely, fully committed to the human experience – with us, healing, saving, and empowering us to live a life in the simple freedom of the loving present moment. >>> Read more here
- Place: Australia
- Date: August 2015