How is your sermon coming along for this week? If you’re using the Revised Common Lectionary, you may be exploring Matthew 18 with its instructions for reconciling with someone with whom you have a grievance. We’d like it to be as simple as offering a flower, or sending a puppy as a proxy. But it’s often not so simple. Are you connecting Matthew’s gospel with the anxious world in which we live right now?
Perhaps instead you’re looking at one of the other lectionary texts. Or maybe this week is part of a sermon series for you. If you need to jumpstart your thinking, take a look at our Lectionary Leanings column from earlier in the week. And if you are still putting together the surface, this week’s Worship Words might give you a starting point.
You are invited to share your works-in-progress, your questions, your frustrations, your ideas that may or may not make it into the sermon. You’ll find supportive conversation in this group.
Barbara Bruneau is a retired Lutheran pastor, living in southeastern Minnesota. She is a knitter, a weaver, and a very occasional blogger at An Explosion of Texture and Color.
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