Jesus spoke with authority. I wonder why.

One reason is, I believe, He knew the Father was with Him.

I came to Peckham?  In fact I didn’t.

I was sent to Peckham.  Sent by Christ Himself.

And when we are sent, we come with the authority of the one who sent us.

We speak on behalf of Christ and with his authority behind us.

We are all sent in fact, and so we all have that same authority.

But if I don’t really know the one who sent me, then I will not have much to say.  I will be a poor representation. I will not have authority.

We will only speak with the authority of the Master if we know the Master.

Fr Jack