Jesus “set his face” to go to Jerusalem, which is a key to understanding almost all of Luke’s gospel: the point of Jesus’ life was to go to the place of his death, resurrection, and ascension. But how did the people know Jesus’ face was set? How could they tell? Faces are like sacraments: outward and visible signs of something that’s inward and spiritual and deep.
Is Saint Paul’s famous proclamation about oneness in Christ license for self determination or self denial?