Joy is ever elusive. We know it when we see it in others. We can even look back on times when we think we might have had it. Yet, in the present reality of our lives it is so hard to grasp, and the harder we try the more elusive it can be.
In this sermon, we continued in Luke’s Gospel with Luke 10:1-24. This is a long section. In it Jesus again sends out His followers, but this time it is 70 rather than 12. As they return they are filled with joy at their experience. Jesus Himself is filled with joy through the Holy Spirit. We worked together to understand the source of their joy, and how we ought to pursue it.