Two men were travelling from Jerusalem to Emmaus. And as they moved farther and farther away – both in steps and hours – from all that had happened, they began to debrief it together. They went over everything: That triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, with the palm branches, and the donkey! The meal they all had shared once they arrived in the city, the dinner they thought was a celebration – not a goodbye.
This sermon was prepared for Wesley United’s Sunday service on October 21, 2018. Year B, Proper 22, Mark 10:35-45. James and his brother John, some of the first disciples Jesus called, came to their teacher and said: “Teacher, we want you to do something for us.”[i] Jesus, knowing better than to blindly agree with a precociousContinue reading “Not What We Signed Up For”