6th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C
June 30, 2013
The Right Rev. Stacy Sauls
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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The Rev. John Gunn
None of us can expect to go through life and get his work done without encountering obstructions and hindrances. In this episode of Be Still and Know, The Rev. John Gunn tells us, "One need not go beyond his own community to find men and women who are winning great victories; some of them perhaps against desperate odds."
The Rev. Dr. Debra Samuelson
Debra Samuelson, Pastor for Evangelism and Outreach at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, Georgia, uses the story of Job to help us understand how, when bad things happen, our questions shouldn't be "why" but "who" — because the God of all creation always walks with us.
May 19, 2009
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr.
The question is, what are we doing in but not of this world? Rev Howell helps us to wonder with them for it is as he says, "all of us are them." I wonder too how they might have understood Jesus' prayer in the real time of then.