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The Rev. Joe Evans

Joe Evans: Where Were You?

Job 38:1-11, 25-27, 39-41

22nd Sunday after Pentecost -Year B

October 21, 2018

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

 

It's frustrating to ask a direct question without getting a direct answer, so I apologize, that as is the case so often with politicians, doctors, and lawyers, where many significant statements are made but few direct answers are given, we also have this Scripture lesson from the 38th chapter of Job, where after Job asked a direct question to God - "Why, Lord, must the innocent suffer?" - not even God seems willing to give a clear and direct answer in response.

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The Rev. Susie B. Smith

Worried and Distracted

Luke 10:38-42

Proper 11 (16) - Year C

July 18, 2010

The Rev. Susie B. Smith (UCC)

I can still remember the first time I heard this story of the conversation between Martha and Jesus, and I felt something within me say, "YES!"

As I read about Jesus not only allowing or tolerating but affirming what Mary was doing, my heart jumped with joy. 

Sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening might not seem very radical for us, but in Mary's day it was a violation of both cultural and religious rules and practices.

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