The Word Among Us

September 2023 Issue

My Father’s Business

Jesus’ Mission Is Our Mission

My Father’s Business: Jesus’ Mission Is Our Mission

I must be in my Father’s house. (Luke 2:49)

As we mentioned in our first article, there is more than one way to translate these words from Jesus when his parents found him in the Temple. The original Greek is somewhat obscure, but most translators use “in my Father’s house” because that’s where Jesus was when he said it. But another possible translation is “I must be about my Father’s business” or “I must be occupied with my Father’s things.”

In this article, we want to focus on this alternate translation. What was it that compelled Jesus to be so focused on his Father’s...


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