There are healing and resurrection stories in both The Narrative Lectionary and the Revised Common Lectionary this week. In these stories, Jesus does not seem to have any method for deciding who gets his help. He responds to the servant of an official in the occupying Roman army, to the only son of a bereft widow, and to the mother in-law of one of his first followers. There is no screening based on age, occupation, or pre-existing health conditions. Jesus simply heals all of them.
How will you tell these healing stories this week? Or has some other scripture text claimed your attention for this sermon? You’re invited to use this conversation thread to share your thoughts, your questions, your half-formed ideas, and drafts of your sermon in whatever state of completion it may be. Here is a place where we can brainstorm together and encourage one another as we prepare to preach.
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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