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Post Camp Stress Disorder

A few encouraging words from Isaiah:

5:5 And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down.
5:6 I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

And then there’s Luke, don’t you know:

12:51 Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but
rather division!
12:52 From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two
against three;
12:53 they will be divided: father against son and son against father, mother against
daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and
daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.

Sigh.

It’s good to be back to the lectionary, right?

No, seriously.

It’s good, right?

I think I will take a look at Jeremiah.

8 thoughts on “Post Camp Stress Disorder”

  1. This is how I feel while looking at the lectionary texts for World Communion Sunday (we play very ahead over here). I mean, really…Lamentations?
    I may be stealing from another lectionary week instead….

  2. You wild women are stitch!
    Aren’t these texts a piece of work? I’m using the James Carroll family saga as my sermon illustration and the title of the sermon is “This is the word of the Lord?” Sometimes harmony has to give way to the unsettling power of reformation. I’m counting on the Spirit to fill in the gaps in the coming days…

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