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Large Stones in our Shoes

This sermon can be listened to here
Gate Pa – Year B  33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time,


Readings:
Psalm                          1 Samuel 2:1-10  (Hannah’s Prayer)
First Reading:                         1 Samuel 1:4-20
Second Reading:         Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25     
Gospel:                                    Mark 13:1-8
What I want to say:
I want to explore how are faith gets colonised by large stones – large stone like making our churches great again, or making America great again, or making Britain great? What captures our imagination? I wonder what Mark’s Jesus is inviting us to let go of, and what might shape our imagination as we enter into another advent?
What I want to happen:
I want people to reflect on that they give their allegiances to, and what they might be invited to let go of?
The Sermon
       1.Introduction:
This is our last reading in Mark’s gospel for 2 years.
We farewell that snappy to the point no mucking around style
I could learn a thing or two from him.
We finish with this…