Welcome back! It's Saturday morning, and Thomas Wolfe would like you to know "You Can't Go Home Again." Jesus reflects on just that thought in this week's gospel passage, Mark 6:1-13. How many of us would be able to go to the places we started and be accepted in our pastoral roles? As someone who came from a denomination that will not ordain women, I know I could not. But the important thrust of this week's lectionary passages is commissioning. Jesus sends forth the disciples, David is acknowledged as king by the elders of Israel, and Ezekiel tells of being sent by God.
How about you? Do you have a sense of where you're being sent tomorrow? What message will you tuck into your belt as you pick up your staff and head into worship? And are you ready to shake the dust off if no one can hear it?
Let us know what you're preaching about, and how it's going today, in the comments below!
And, seriously? Don't try it in these.