In the time of Jesus there was no one but this small band of committed disciples, including women like Jesus’ mother and including his brothers. In the time of Luke, there was no one but his community, which is believed by scholars to have been the poorest of the poor. These were not people gifted with power and wealth, but they were inspired by the Spirit of God. If these common people had not chosen to be witnesses, we would not be here today.

SermonAaron Manes