Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tuesday Lectionary Leanings: Bread of Life Edition
Readings for the coming Sunday can be found here .
I'm typing this while in the throes of an evening snack attack; I'm hungry, but I don't know quite for what.
That seems to be the human condition. We want...something. We don't know what. So we try to fill that emptiness with "stuff" -- with possessions, or "trophies," or experiences, or busyness.
In this Sunday's Gospel lesson Jesus suggests to those who've come to find him that they're wanting to fill themselves with the wrong things; with things like bread and circuses that ultimately fail to satisfy. I am the Bread of Life, he tells them.
How might that text preach for you this coming Sunday?
Or perhaps you've been following the David story in your sermons. How will you tackle this Sunday's installment, where David is confronted by his own guilt and the tragic, ugly circumstances of his wrongdoing?
Maybe, this green and growing season, you're thinking of preaching on the Ephesians text and its instructions for life together as a community of faith.
Or maybe your sermon text is all of the above. Or something else entirely.
In any event...what ideas are you kneading in your mind right now? What leaven is slowly working through the texts for you? As always, your thoughts and comments are appreciated by us all as we pray, preach and plan for Sunday!