Pouty Jonah & Spreading the Faith
Jonah is dramatically, laughably angry about God’s mercy for the Ninevites, and carries on a stompy, pouty tantrum. Often I laugh at his expense; this week I relate. We also recall that God’s mercy for Nineveh follows sincere repentance and reparation of harm on the part of the powerful; and that Jesus centered his life and ministry among those at the pointy end of the State’s violence. May we seek to do the same as we spread the faith. [sermon begins at 19:03; child dedication at 32:55]
Megan M Ramer
Narrative Lectionary – Year 3
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- Here in this place – Words and Music: Marty Haugen © 1981 GIA Publications.
- Lord we bring to you our children – Words: Frank von Christierson © 1976 The Hymn Society, Hope Publishing Co. Music: American Folks Melody.
- Just as I am – Words: Charlotte Elliot, 1834. Music: English traditional.
- Hard Times Come Again No More – Words and Music: Stephen Foster 1894.