Summary for sermon on June 6: Today’s stories from the Bible show how God was present in the lives of God’s people and how God’s prophets Elijah, and Paul reveal resurrection images as does Jesus in the healing of the son of the widow of Nain. Walter Brueggemann says that today’s texts, taken as a whole, imagine the Church, not as an institution, but rather as a community of folks who are propelled by God’s own spirit, situated in Jesus’ own narrative, and alive in the world in alternative ways. The words of the wonderful Gospel hymn for today, “Heal me hands of Jesus,” reminds us that the healing we seek is for ourselves, our environment, our church and our world. And as all the angels of God said throughout scripture: Do not be afraid. After all, God can use even us as instruments of healing our world.
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