In this morning’s Gospel reading we jump back in time a little bit, to just after Jesus healed the blind man in Jerusalem. The Pharisees summoned the man to the synagogue, questioned him, and then threw him out. Afterward, they confronted Jesus. Jesus used the story of the Good Shepherd and his Sheep to try to explain the truth to the Pharisees, but they did not understand. The location of this conversation was not recorded in the Gospel, but it possibly took place outside in the street. This recent photo of a street in Jerusalem shows what the streets could have looked like in Jesus’ time.
Have you been following the Footsteps of Jesus? Since Epiphany, each 2020 worship bulletin cover has had a picture of a location in the Holy Land that tied into that day’s Gospel reading. The pictures show the probable locations of the baptism of Jesus, his days of ministry to the people, and more. These photos will continue through to Trinity Sunday as we explore the life of Jesus and its meaning for us today. To see the rest of the photos in this series, click HERE.