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The Rev. Elizabeth Mitchell Clement

Noticed, Named, and Nurtured

John 10:22-30; Psalm 23

4th Sunday of Easter - Year C

April 29, 2007

The Rev. Elizabeth Mitchell Clement (UCC)

My younger son made this unsolicited announcement one day when he was in high school: "You know what grown-ups can do for kids?" he asked. You can help us make good choices, and that's all. That's all."

Not long ago as we returned from Sunday worship, his brother offered this-"We hear a lot of preaching at church about what the Bible says we should and shouldn't do, but no one tells us what that looks like in our world. How do you actually do what the Bible says?" He wondered if his church family was going to do for him what his brother took to be our only proper assignment.

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