Admittedly I have only really considered one of the four texts from the RCL for my homily on Sunday, the one from Galatians. The one that says, there is no longer Jew or Greek, male or female, slave or free. In light of the tragedy in Orlando, FL last week I just can see my way into another text. Only I am not so convinced that claiming that we are all the same is a good idea. I rather like that humanity is made up of many different people: races, ethnicities, genders, religions (or not religious). I think our differences make us better humans as a whole. I am, however, okay with the idea that God might see us as all the same. I just think it’s better that we in fact are not at all the same. We are very different. So, how to make this idea work within the reading from Galatians?
Anyway, that’s what I’m noodling on. Oh, and I have a funeral this morning, so there’s that sermon too.
What about you? Are you pondering one of the readings from the RCL or from the NL? Are you planning to say something about the shootings in Orlando? Or, is that too far removed from your context, but something else is closer? Or, do you have absolutely no idea?
Well, regardless of whether you have some ideas or none. at. all. we are here with you. Here, at this party, we share ideas and do what we can help one another. I have good coffee and plenty of fresh fruit. Please pull up a chair, help yourself, let’s party!