For a variety of reasons I am reflecting this week on bread. Or actually how bread and the making of bread is a metaphor for the Body of Christ and the love of God. Our readings this week point us to ponder the nature of God's love for humanity even when we behave badly, such as what we hear in Hosea and Luke. Maybe, though, you are pondering Genesis, or Colossians, or one of the Psalms?
Regardless, it seems for me, these are readings that talk about God's love in the ordinary. For some conversation on this idea go here and here. I always appreciate the Tuesday Lectionary discussion on this blog and the commentary on Process and Faith blog, among many other sources I read as I prepare to preach on Sunday.
Here at the Preacher's Party we are, one might say, like the ingredients in bread, coming together and forming a whole, a community. A community that readily shares resources, ideas, prayers, support, and feedback. This is the place to be on Saturday as we party hard, or at least intend too, in the preparation of our sermons.
So, grab a cup of coffee or tea, pull up a chair, and join the conversation. Let's see what rises up amongst us, like yeast in water and honey. Let's see what kind of flour is added. If you're tired we'll help you knead that dough until it has a texture that will preach....Ok. maybe I'm pushing the bread dough metaphor too far. But nonetheless join us, and let's see what we create!