Jeremiah 23:1-6 (Psalm 23); Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 | Semi-continuous first reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a (Psalm 89:20-37)
The world is full of walls. Everywhere we go, there are fences, gates, partitions and other ingeniously constructed barriers—all aimed at keeping something or someone in and keeping something or someone else out. We need walls.
If the Ephesians forget who they were, they will presume God owes them something.