I managed to see Wonder Woman this week. And, although that’s a genre of film in which I wouldn’t normally indulge, I loved it!
The down to earth, underlying themes of truth and hope and love triumphing over evil and hatred and suffering, spoke to me at a primal level as I sought to escape the reality of the world news stage for a time.
This week, the RCL offers us some difficult passages on which to preach: Jesus bringing not peace but a sword, Abraham expelling his concubine and child, Jeremiah railing at God for calling him to a life of ridicule – none of which are easy to hear for those who want some good news for a change – there is some helpful discussion on the Lectionary Post from earlier in the week.
Perhaps you’re avoiding those texts by following one of the series in the Narrative Lectionary or by taking the opportunity to do something different for the summer.
Wherever your preaching is taking you this weekend, please join the discussion here: Let us know what and how you’re doing, offer or request resources and refreshments as, together, we struggle and, by the grace of God, accomplish the vital task of bringing the good news of God for the world where we are today. For the glory of God!
Liz Crumlish is a Church of Scotland Minister currently working on a National Renewal Project in Scotland. A Board Member of RevGalBlogPals, instigator of Spill the Beans and contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, Liz blogs at journalling
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