Happy Labor Day weekend! It was a fine day as September began, worshiping with friends on a gorgeous Sunday morning. However, our worship was a bit disjointed – a minor emergency near the end of the sermon led to phone calls and a visit from the Rescue Squad. Thankfully, it was nothing critical in the end but a bit disturbing of our worship. If the wrap up of the sermon seems a little disjointed, now you know the rest of the story.
Our readings began with a selection from a lesser-read book: Song of Solomon. The “lover” told his beloved it was time to get out because winter was over. Ironic given the time of year. But “doing something” was a recurring theme in the other readings today: James, be doers of the word and not just hearers; and Jesus, your practices are not just for show but must be intentional and make a difference. As Christians we should ask ourselves – “what does it mean to live life as a Christian?” How you answer is important.
I invite your comments,
Readings: Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23