The topic of story and how our story is important follows in our scripture today. And yet, this didn’t preclude a story-teller’s distraction: concrete. It was interesting to reflect on our story as the stuff that binds the disparate parts of our Parish and our world together. While it would be easy to talk about the promise God made to David and the continuance of his line, or how Mark reminds us that the work we do and the story we tell is important to the strength of God’s kingdom in the world. God invites those who are “far” and those who are “near” to come together in a family and to break down the things that separate them – with no statement of who is near and who is far. We are invited to work together, like the elements of concrete, to spread God’s message of reconciliation and hope to the world.

I invite your comments,

Readings: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

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