This coming Sunday's lectionary readings can be found here .
Sometimes it just ain't fair.
God gets you out of a jam with the Egyptians only to send you out in the middle of nowhere with nothing to eat. Gee, thanks, God.
Or you get sent to preach fire and brimstone to an evil empire...but then the people up and repent, depriving you of the satisfaction of watching them "get it" from God. Sheesh.
Or you embrace the Good News, only to get your teeth kicked in by your neighbors. Some good news.
Or you work hard all day for The Man, and then some schmucks who show up at the last minute wind up getting the same wages as you do. What?
It ain't fair, I tell ya.
What does "fairness" mean in God's Reign? How do we live "in God we trust" when the short-term outcome isn't so great? Just two of the questions that may inspire, challenge or perplex you as you read the lessons this week.
Or perhaps you're recognizing St. Matthew this coming Sunday. Or preaching on a Creation Sunday. Or doing something completely different.
Whatever you're doing, do join us for a discussion on the texts you're tackling this week as you preach/pray/craft your worship service.