I grew up thinking that Jesus was like David Carradine in the Kung Fu TV show, minus the neat martial arts. Meek, mild, and very understated. A veiled strength, but basically no emotions.
So, you can imagine that it gets my attention when a story depicts Jesus as so pumped up with excitement he can hardly contain himself.
At least that’s what seems to happen in John 4:27-42. Jesus goes from being worn out from travelling to so excited that he has lost his appetite.
One he started.
One that shouldn’t have happened at all.
But, Jesus took a step towards an out-of-bounds person. And Jesus was plenty pumped up with what happened next.
This Sunday, the 3rd Sunday in a 30-Day Focus: Learning to Love on Purpose we will see what can happen to a whole community because of one conversation.
We never know the full potential of just one loving step towards another.
This Sunday we learn from Jesus what’s worth getting excited about.