The Lectionary sometimes makes more sense than other times. This Sunday we have an Old Testament lesson about the Israelites finally entering the promised land and a Gospel lesson about the Prodigal Son. This is a bit of an odd combination. It is especially notable in that the Lectionary separates out the story of the Prodigal Son and leaves the other two parables (the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin) for another time.* All of this together made me think a bit more broadly than I might have otherwise.
It was a fascinating comparison and I think it was a fruitful one too. I am quite curious to hear what you think of bringing these two “studies in uncertainty” together.
There is only one sermon this week as there was no service at Knox Presbyterian.