Subtitle: A Lenten meditation on Luke 13.31-35
In these newly, sadly warring days, though I stand at a safe distance from the carnage in Ukraine, I wonder. If I felt, had the slightest inkling that someone wanted to hurt me, to kill me, knowing the immediacy and intensity of my self-interest in my self-preservation, I would run.
As I read the Bible, I have good company…
Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal, enraging King Ahab and Queen Jezebel, the chief benefactors of the cult of Baal. A vengeful Jezebel sent word to Elijah of her murderous intentions. Elijah “fled for his life.”
Jesus, on the night before he was crucified, predicted that his followers would abandon him. All declared loyalty. When Jesus was arrested, the disciples, fearing the same fate, “deserted him and fled.”
Facing the potential, the promise of death taking flight makes sense. So, I ask the now proverbial question, “What would Jesus do?”
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 See 1 Kings 18.20-19.30.
 See Matthew 26.31-56.