The funny thing about this story, is that we’re starting at the end, instead of the beginning. But, that’s sort of what advent is all about! Every Advent we begin by waiting for Jesus to arrive, just like the very first listeners of this story. Except, while we wait for him to arrive the first time, those listeners are waiting for him to return. It’s a cycle that repeats itself over and over again – like a wheel.
Preached on May 24, 2020, for St. John’s United, Marathon’s livestream service. Based on John 17:1-11 for Easter 7, Year A. When we think of the trinity knot, we think of the traditional formula of Father, Son, and Spirit. But John wants us to conceive of a different community. In the Gospel of John, JesusContinue reading “For God so loved the world”
While in Jerusalem, during his last days, while having supper with his friends, Jesus foreshadowed his death, saying, “I’ll be with you only a little while longer”. Understandably, Peter turns to him and says, “Where are you going? Can I come with you?” These friends have travelled the Judean countryside together, they have crossed the Sea of Galilee, journeyed in Samaria. They have followed their teacher into the temple courts, the hillsides of Galilee, the garden outside the city, as well as into private homes of both honourable and disreputable people.