Sermons on Luke 19:41-47a

Trinity 10 – A House of Prayer

When Jesus drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. Last Monday Daniëlle and I went to the exhibit on the Kabbalah at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam (which ends today at 5pm!).  Kabbalah is a term to describe various streams of the Jewish mystical tradition since…

Trinity 10 – Not robbers of grace

When Jesus drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. Do you have peace in your heart this morning?  Would you like more peace? In the first part of Trinity Season (Trinity 3 to 9), our readings have been a reflection on the various passions of the soul –…

Trinity 10 – Your visitation by Christ

When Jesus drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace!… Our readings this morning, contain warning and hope: a warning of what happens if we receive the grace of God in vain; and a great hope of the possibilities that are open to us when we respond to the grace given to us. Jesus, was approaching…

Trinity 10 – Illumination

Intro: the question of the gospel? In the Gospel of today we find Jesus looking at the city of Jerusalem.  He weeps over the state of the chosen city and people.  He knows that in rejecting His mission, they have set themselves up to be given over to their nationalist aspirations in revolting against the Roman Empire, leading to the complete destruction of the city and the Temple.  He enters the Temple to clean it symbolizing…