Communicating and Consent
Bartimaeus is blind and cries out asking Jesus to have mercy on him. Rather than assuming he knows what Bartimaeus means by ‘having mercy’, Jesus asks him a direct and open-ended question: “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus creates space for Bartimaeus to have full agency in answering for himself, naming his need and his longing. As we prepare ourselves for returning to embodied community together, we too will claim the practice of seeking robust and enthusiastic consent, in the spirit of Jesus! Pastor Megan’s sermon on communication and consent, a continuation of our worship series “Presence in a Time of Transition,” begins at minute 19:42.
Megan M Ramer
Summer-Ordinary Time 2021
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- Heart with Loving Heart United, Voices Together 813
- Prayers adapted from Re:Worship
- Blessing our Offerings: Donate
- Dove’s Nest: Faith Communities Keeping Children & Youth Safe, including information about their “Circle of Grace” curriculum
Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.
- The God of Sarah Praise – Text: David Bjorlin © 2019 GIA Publications, Inc., Music: Ashkenazic Yigdal, ca. 17th C.; transcr. Meyer Leoni, ca. 1770
- I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say – Text: Bonar, Horatius, Music: English Country Songs, 1983; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906