Friday, July 3, 2015
Sunday Sermon: Mark's Gospel 6:1-6
From faith to face. And, the story beats on today. Faith is like that, isn't it, in the smiling, sad, sorrowful, sick grimacing of one's facial expressions. A story of faith interfacing with countless faces across the globe. Yet, we all know that unless each of us grows, and, communities change and adapt, they indeed do die, don't they? "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary?" Further on the story teller says: "He came unto his own, and his own received him not." I get comfortable with the old order of doing things. Change becomes difficult.. And, I don't like it. Providing for tomorrow was far from what the disciples were to do. They, like us, were called, and are challenged to repent. To change the course of things. To turn. To totally turn around? Disciples were different. In fact, they looked different than the old order and way of doing things.. Their message was different. No wonder they took offense at Jesus. Jesus taught that there is power in weakness. Paul resounds with the clarion call and marching order of a new order: "Power (God's) is made perfect in weakness (human weakness)." The promise: "Behold, I make all things new. All. All things. Everything. Changing faces full of faith passed down. Faith interfacing with changing faces and new hearts.