The scripture from Ephesians for today recalls a time when the Church was just beginning and the main difficulty was trying to figure out how Gentiles and Jews could worship and serve together. The issue of Jews and Gentile is long gone, but we still struggle with trying to bring together people from different classes, politics, and thought.… Read the rest “Table Meditation (Epistle) for Proper B11 – 18-Jul-21”
In today's story from the gospel, people were having trouble trying to figure out who Jesus was. People were (and still are) always having trouble figuring out Jesus. That's because Jesus was always saying things and acting in ways that people didn't expect him to.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for Proper B10 – 11-Jul-21”
Sometimes the people who are hardest to convince that you're growing up are the ones who have known you since you were little. That's some of the problem Jesus had in our gospel story for today.
He had come back to his home town and the people there expected him to go right on being Mary and Joseph's son, working in the carpenter shop.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for Proper B9 – 4-Jul-21”