Christmas Eve
December 24, 2018
Epiphany of Our Lord
January 6, 2019

First Sunday after Christmas Day


Well, that’s what I did. I wrote it down at home and I brought it with me so I would know what to say. Great advice. This sermon might have been easy to write about children being obedient to their parents and parents staying diligent and watching your children. I don’t think that’s what the story is about though, although I am in favor of parents and children being about those things. And lest we get wrapped up in some moral lesson, we can all imagine, I suppose, the panic settling in when Mary and Joseph discovered Jesus missing after a day’s walk. In our twenty-first century’s experience, it’s hard to imagine not knowing where your child is or what responsible adult is watching them. Jesus should at least have had a cell phone and Mary had one of those tracking apps, right? [To hear the entire sermon, click on the arrow above.]