A sermon by Luana Uluave.
If I were on the road trip, would I stay or would I go? Notice who stays with Jesus, and who doesn’t. The ones who stay are not in any way perfect or perfectly fit for the service they have taken on. But they are willing to stay the course, walk the path, traipse through unfriendly Samaria, learn to make good time on the road.
This part of the story reminds us that Jesus - the Jesus of the text - is a radical, intense leader, and if we’re getting too cozy with Pleasant Jesus we might be missing out on our own call issued through Revolutionary Jesus.