The psalms are poignant. They bear emotion in a way that grabs our souls. They are comprehended by the heart in a way the head can’t. But I falter when I try to preach them.
Season after Pentecost | 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a; Psalm 51:1-12; (Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29;) Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35
“There is the danger of protecting ourselves from God by striving to be passive. The ‘I’ is very active in its attempt to surrender.”
by Amy FrykholmMarch 22, 2012
Sometimes I wish the Gospels told a story in which Jesus slumps in the shade of a tree and can't make himself face another crowd or meet one more plea for help.