Tough Love

Linda Mackie-Grigg’s sermon for 13 Pentecost Year C (Proper 15)   14 August 2016   Isaiah 5:1-7; Luke 12: 49-56 “Let me sing for my beloved my love-song concerning his vineyard…” It has been said that when a preacher first approaches a Scripture passage, she should “look for trouble.” Well, today it looks like trouble found the… More Tough Love

You fool!

The setting They are gathering on the plain that stretches out before Jesus. The crowds are increasingly drawn by his teachings and healings. Jesus’ teaching on prayer is concise, yet monumental in its implications see last week’s blog entry  When you Pray. Jesus now begins casting out demons and makes a series of striking denunciations. He denounces… More You fool!

Contemplation in a World of Action: a tale of two women

  In a sermon some time ago I mentioned the film The Way in which Martin Sheen plays the role of a father who undertakes to walk the Camino de Compostela, the ancient pilgrimage route to the shrine of Santiago (St. James) in the Basque region of northern Spain. It’s a film about love’s redemption… More Contemplation in a World of Action: a tale of two women