Sometimes I truly think that God has a tremendous sense of humor. I did something recently for which I found myself asking a parishioner for forgiveness. This week’s epistle lesson, the text I had already begun to prepare, is all about forgiving one another.
My homiletical tightrope this week is this: go ahead and preach forgiveness, being extra careful to not make it sound as if I am further begging this particular member, OR switch horses mid-stream and go with Ahimaaz, Joab, Absalom, and a whole bunch of other people the congregation has never heard of?
So, what’s your preaching task this week?