“Call and Response”

“Call and Response”

Scripture Reading: Jesus Begins His Ministry

Imagine, if you will, four major television networks all reporting the same story. The story of an event unfolding in any town USA. Each reporter arrives on the scene and makes initial observations, interviewing a couple of witnesses. Each reporter representing the four networks describes the community. We’ll call that the context where the news event is occurring. Each reporter usually shares their perspective on the event, all the while employing certain biases and opinions. Imagine then, you the viewer flipping through each channel that evening hoping to hear each broadcast, and then you ask the question, which one best represents the truth. Well, did you know that the four Gospels in the New Testament were written much in the same way?