One question was something about like "what would Jesus drive?" I dodged the question itself and talked instead about how very much we experience in our lives that Jesus didn't know anything about. I talked about how often we have to make our best guess about what Jesus would have us do based on the advice he DOES give, and how much prayer is involved that we are following Christ's way as often as we can. (See yesterday's conversation about clergy dating for a case in point.) This week's readings provide some really succinct advice and command some very specific behavior about how to be together in community. How do you preach Jesus' specificities, if you do at all?
I dont have to answer THAT question this week, because for September at my church, we are forgoing the traditional lectionary for the Season of Creation. Any of you Revgals and pals ever try this? I would love to hear about your ideas or experiences.
For those of us in the States, this week is the Labor Day holiday which may or may not affect attendance depending on your setting. And, I know many are aware of the upcoming anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. How is this time of mourning/reflection/action affecting your planning?
Check in. The comments are open and we'd love to hear from you. Links to this week's lectionary texts are here. This surprisingly wonderful icon is the first thing you find if you google"what would Jesus drive" and click images.