Archive for May, 2011

Loving the world for God

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

29 May 2011
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Easter 6A (RCL)
Acts 17:22-31
Psalm 66:7-18
1 Peter 3:13-22
John 14:15-21

It’s interesting to think that most of the older folks in our congregations are orphans. We tend to think of orphans as children, but, technically, if your parents have died, you’re an orphan. Of course, Jesus (according to John) delivers these words at his last meal with his friends, who will soon be bereft of him. Losing parents in the order of things (at a good age), I don’t suppose we feel abandoned exactly. A friend of mine observed when her last parent died, that there was now no one between her and death; she was next in line. Maybe that’s the final step of growing up.

Jesus promises his friends they won’t be orphans, (more…)