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The Right Rev. Stacy Sauls

The Cranky Jesus

Luke 9:51-62

6th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

June 30, 2013

The Right Rev. Stacy Sauls (TEC)


I think of this as the cranky Jesus.  It is one of those days when Jesus, as my grandmother was wont to say, got up on the wrong side of the bed.  It is as if he goes out of his way to say difficult things, things people, even good and decent people, will simply have a hard time accepting, to say nothing of actually doing.

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