Luke 12:13-21 – The 11th Sunday after Pentecost – for Sunday, July 31, 2016
â€œSomeone from the crowd said to him, â€˜Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.â€™â€ (Luke 12:13)
At the first opportunity, he shouted the question. He didnâ€™t need to shout, since Jesus stood a few steps away. And it hardly sounded like him, with his voice hoarse and shaky. Blame it on adrenaline. Blame it on the crowdâ€™s noise. Blame it on his fear that this might be his only shot for an answer.
â€œTeacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.â€
The guy, fist closed, the thumb angled right like a flag blowing in a strong breeze, gestured toward the person next to him . . .
His brother. Continue reading →