Are you the Christ?
If you’ve paid any attention to the news in the past few weeks you’ve seen a circus surrounding Washington with regard to the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Certainly the hearings have revealed, and perhaps reinforced, the divide that exists in our country. News reports get flooded on social media with comments from friends on either side of the aisle, and most posts reveal a strong bias even as they intend to be truthful. How is it that some people can see things so clearly one way and others see them equally as clearly the other way?
The “lens” through which they see the events color their perspective. One side looks through a lens colored by one political party and the other side looks through a lens colored by the other political party. As it turns out, the lens is the key.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could see things as they really are?
This passage also reveals a problematic lens. You see, our lens problem isn’t a modern one. It’s an ancient one. It’s a problem that Jesus came to solve. He exposes the lens, reveals the truth, and anchors His people to that truth.