Doing right: It's the connective tissue of our lessons this week, whether in the words of the prophets calling out their erring societies, the 1 Timothy lesson exhorting the Christian community to respect and pray for those outside (and even hostile to) the community, or Jesus' parable of the unjust manager and his canny servant -- even though trying to get our minds around what Jesus really means in this story has been a challenge for readers from the beginning.
Are you going to take a few deep cleansing breaths and tackle the Gospel lesson in your sermon? Use the evocative words and images in our Old Testament lessons to craft your message? Use the epistle lesson as a springboard for discussion of how we Christians live and move in an alien/indifferent/hostile dominant ,culture? Or are you going in another direction -- celebrating another Creation Sunday or going off the calendar altogether? In any event, we enjoy and appreciate your comments and concerns as you pray, ponder and write your way toward Sunday.