Here in the heartland, a change has occured. Yesterday was 65 degrees, and right now my weatherbug says it is 34 degrees! With the beginning of November tomorrow, other changes occur in the church calendar: suddenly there is no denying it. Ordinary Time for year B is dwindling fast! Only a few more Sundays left until Advent, and if you’re like me, at least a couple of those will be spent on Stewardship themes.
That’s why I’m very glad for this week’s lectionary passages. The Ruth reading and the Gospel are two of my favorites. My choice this week is whether to go narrative (Ruth lends itself quite nicely to this.) or to just “give it to ’em straight” with the Gospel. I hope the Holy Spirit provides a clear signal before tomorrow morning! But then, I’m sure the Spirit is used to dealing with bulletin deadlines, eh?
Where are you leaning this week?