No one wants to be forgotten. For that matter, no one wants to forget someone else. I know there are exceptions to this and every rule, but for the most part, I think this is true. The “not being forgotten” part is pretty self-evident. The evidence for not wanting to forget other people is the conversational gymnastics we will go through rather than admit we have forgotten someone’s name.
This Sunday’s texts lent themselves to some thoughts about being forgotten, beginning with the prophet Elijah feeling awful and abandoned after defeating the prophets of Baal, followed by Paul talking about insiders and outsiders, and finished up with Jesus healing someone. How does each of these deal with being forgotten? I encourage you to give the sermon a listen and let me know if I tied them together in a useful way.