This weekend at my congregation will be our last outdoor-on-the-lawn service of the season, always kind of a sad day. It means that summer is ending, and the gears are shifting, and everything is beginning to hum a little louder as we get ready to cast off summer vacations and get to working harder. At least that's how it is around here. How about you?
In the meantime, this Labor Day weekend, we have "adversaries weekend." Peter is called God's adversary because he is offended by the cross. Paul's advice to the Romans includes lots of advice about how to deal with enemies and adversaries, bless them, feed them, give them something to drink. And Jeremiah (in my tradition our 1st Lesson) asks for deliverance from his adversaries; yet he eats God's words, and finds them delightful.
So, where are you headed on this Labor Day weekend? Which adversary are you engaging? From which text are you wrestling a blessing? Or, are you off lectionary this weekend?
I have the table set, the fair trade coffee on, and I'm making blueberry pancakes. And, in honor of the State Fair (in my state), we have some virtual mini donuts, and almost anything you could imagine on a stick. Bring whatever goodies you have on hand, and hold out your coffee cup. Let us know what's on your mind, your heart, your soul.
picture from here