21: Jesus: An Interpretation
This week, we continue our Lenten unit: Into the Wilderness, where we will wander the wilderness with Jesus on the way to Easter. The theme each week will also correspond to the theme of a chapter in the book: Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. This week: Chapter 1 – Jesus: An Interpretation. In this chapter, Thurman offers a driving question for faith: “The masses of men [sic] live with their backs constantly against the wall. They are the poor, the disinherited, the dispossessed. What does our religion say to them? …The search for an answer to this question is perhaps the most important religious quest of modern life.”
This story we discuss this week is sometimes called the “Sermon on the Mount”. It is an account of Jesus’ most famous sermon, and his outlook on society and who Torah calls us to love.