Everyone knows that “Gospel” is translated from a Greek word that means “good news.” Not happy, necessarily, but good.
Think about it – good news can make us relieved, make us weak-kneed, make us astonished, make us weep and even make us mad (if we think it is good for someone else and not us). So what makes the good news… good?
This week, we considered “The Meaning of “Gospel,” looking through the lens of 1Corinthians 9:16-23 and Mark 1:29-39. As we consider who we are and what we are called to do, how do we make sure the Gospel is truly good news for all who hear it… even if it doesn’t make them smile.