You may have noticed, over the past few weeks we’ve heard a number of rather interesting readings from the Hebrew Texts. Earlier this month we heard from Amos and how God would apparently kill sons and daughters by the sword, (Amos 7:17) and last week, we heard, again from Amos, God apparently saying,
St. Brigids Sermon by The Venerable Philippa Segrave-Pride
Well that was quite a week in the life of our church! On Monday evening a small group of us gathered here to weep and pray in the understanding that General Synod had voted against continuing towards marriage equality for LGBTQ2+ people.
This evening’s Gospel is one of the most famous stories in the Christian traditions. Certainly there are many people who have studied and preached on this story down through millennia.
I have been told before that each of us really only has one sermon and that we just try to preach it differently each time. So even though I really wanted to unpack what we are meant to do with the Amos reading or think about Paul’s letter, I could not, because the Gospel is my one sermon.