Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
July 14, 2019
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
July 28, 2019

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost


I can’t say for sure, but I don’t think that my great-grandmother Ruby would have liked today’s gospel at all. Because every time we came to see her, meeting at her house with the rest of the children and grandchildren of her seven sons and daughters, she was always busy. All the kids were supposed to go into the kitchen when they arrived and give her a hug and she would comment on how tall we’d gotten in the last six months and then she was back at it, baking cornbread and boiling dumplings. Unlike Martha, she did not expect any help, nor would she have taken it. And yet she certainly would have considered her work as an act of her care for those who had come around her table. [To hear the entire sermon, click on the arrow above.]