The photo is my favorite insulated portable tea mug. It reminds me of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award acceptance speech right after the Orlando massacre. “Love is love is love is love.” Whether you are in the RCL or the Narrative lectionary, there is lots of love talk this week.
In the RCL gospel Jesus promises the Advocate will come, and tells his disciples what it means to love him and be loved by him. In the other passages, Paul preaches at the Areopagus and Peter says we will all need to defend our faith sometimes, but to do it with “gentleness and respect” which seems a lot like love to me. The Psalm is about individual and communal praise and God’s steadfast love. Revised Common Lectionary discussion .
The narrative lectionary offers that most familiar passage on love, I Corinthians 13. How will you offer Paul’s words about the love? Narrative Lectionary discussion.
Maybe you are off lectionary for now. What are you preaching? Is anyone working through a series? As you prepare to preach (whether live or recorded), what is speaking to you? How can we help?
Wendy Lamb works as a commissioned pastor in a Presbyterian Church (USA) in Southern California and teaches college English classes at a local community college. She occasionally blogs at Bookgirl.
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