As you watched, no doubt with horror, the violence that took place in the United States capitol today, you may have found yourself shredding your partially written sermon and wondering how you can possibly preach into this abyss. There are no tidy answers here, but we can keep one another company as we struggle with bringing a word to our people this week.
The Narrative Lectionary text for this week warns of disruption and destruction. You may be struggling to name how God is at work as everything seems to be unraveling. The Revised Common Lectionary gospel offers a wild man of the wilderness pointing far outside himself to find a source of hope.
How are you being called to preach this week? What words will you use to point toward hope in the middle of disruption and destruction? Here is a place to share questions, ideas, and drafts of your sermons in progress. Here is the place to turn for mutual support and encouragement as we seek a word to bring to our people.
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.
RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share our blog posts via email or social media. We do not grant permission to cut-and-paste prayers and articles without a link back to the specific post. For permission to use material in paper publications, please email revgalblogpals at gmail dot com.