Some Pharisees
(Second Sunday in Lent, Year C, Luke 13:31-35)

Jesus was warned by some Pharisees.
“Herod wants to kill you.”

Do we assume they were malevolent toward Jesus?

Perhaps they were well-intentioned,

Jesus knew his enemies meant him harm.
“But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him,
how to destroy him.”[1]

But not some Pharisees.
Not these Pharisees.
Bless them.

Jesus, where we once saw only enemies, let us see some well-intentioned,

-Rev. Lauren Lorincz
February 20, 2016

[1] Matthew 12:14, NRSV.