Edgar lived alone in a welfare motel among prostitutes and drug abusers. He was a bit rough around the edges and would sometimes get loud and demanding. But for all his rough edges, Edgar was the only person who passed for a pastor in that backwater parish of broken souls. And there could be no more fertile soil for biblical "church growth" than the concrete motel parking lot and those waiting children of God with their wisdom "from below."
Season after Pentecost | 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Isaiah 53:4-12 (Psalm 91:9-16); Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45 | Semi-continuous first reading: Job 38:1-7, (34-41) (Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c)