Good morning, gals and pals! (or, good middle-of-the night, if that's when you are reading.) Over here when I dwell, this Sunday is a rare occurrance: the national independence day holiday actually falls on Sunday. The dilemma is: how much should this occasion influence preaching?
The gospel for this weekend is the sending of the 70; Paul concludes his letter to the Galatians and includes paradoxical advice; Elisha heals Naaman the Syrian. Take a gander at a great discussion of the texts here.
So, besides sermonizing, what are you up to today? Are you planning parties? Planning family reunions? Planning fireworks? Are you planning any sermonic fireworks? That would be interesting too!
I've got blueberry pancakes here, some orange juice (we need our five fruits and vegetables), fair trade coffee and conversation. I'm eager to host and welcome you and whatever goodies you'd like to share.
Fireworks are from here.