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The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones

When Awakeness Feels Like Dreaming

Acts 12:6-11

6th Sunday after Epiphany, Year A

February 13, 2011

The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones (UCC)

What a strange and interesting story, this story of Peter's imprisonment. For many of us in our contemporary moment with spending hours in front of the television set, it might initially strike us as an adventure story, one of Hollywood proportions. Peter, perhaps he looks like Jack Bauer from 24 or Jason Bourne or any other one of those magical male figures who leaps into time and space and through a series of magical actions, manages to escape harm, dodge bullets, and at the end of the day stand boldly on the other side of danger and proclaim a victory.

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