In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Ghost.
Today’s gospel reading seems divided—first the healing, then a Parable. It’s tempting, especially for the preacher, to only tackle one half of the Gospel. It’s easy to miss the connection. The connection is specifically missed if you read the Parable as Jesus writing as a guest columnist for Emily Post or Miss Manners. The Gospel today is not a disjointed healing followed by Jesus telling the Pharisees How to Win Friends and Influence People. Rather, the Gospel as a whole reveals what God has done for His children through Jesus Christ.
Sermons from Mount Olive
Mount Olive follows the historic one-year lectionary (series of readings).