Sermon: B 7 Pentecost, Proper 10, 15 July 2012


2 Sam 6:1-5,12b-19; Ps 24; Eph 1: 3-14; MARK 6: 14-29
In the name of God who created us…now & always. AMEN
…”for Herod feared John, knowing he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he liked to listen to him.” Then the whole sorry story unfolds. Here are the homilies usually preached on this scripture, ones I’m not going to preach — remember that’s caller praeteritio — The Hebrew Scripture, a fine story, shows David leaping, dancing and making burnt offerings, but then taking, blessing and giving out food to the people, as was their custom. Was that foreshadowing Jesus and his actions, without the unseemly (too bad) leaping and dancing. Or a pious homily on the Ephesians, and that we have received, and we have, all spiritual blessings.

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