I once had a thoughtful and intelligent young man ask me during a confirmation class to please explain this passage that is our Gospel reading for today about seeking the one lost sheep while leaving behind the 99 in the wilderness. For this young man, this parable made absolutely no sense as it seemed for […]

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Sermon: Sunday, August 21, 2022

The Rev. Karen B. Johnson A resource I have often turned to during these years of COVID is Matthew Fox’s 2020 book, Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic – and Beyond. Julian, a 14th century English mystic who endured the intense suffering of the Black Death plague, at the age of 30, lay near death. […]

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I love Jesus’ parables. They are so simple and yet so complex. I especially love our parable for today, usually known as the parable of the prodigal son. No matter how often I read it or hear it read it has something new to say to me. At this point in my life, as a […]

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