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Griselda's Turbulent Life
Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19

Janice B. Scott


Matthew 14:22-33

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Griselda had a turbulent life. She always blamed her name. For as long as she could remember, Griselda had been called Grizzy. Griselda wasn't sure whether this sounded like a bear or just a really miserable person, so she was generally a cross between the two. Sometimes she was angry for no particular reason, so she snarled and roared like a bear. At other times she felt so miserable her mouth would drag down at the corners, and she felt like crying for no particular reason. Whichever it was, everybody kept their distance. Some of them were rather afraid of Griselda, and others thought they would be dragged into her heavy cloud if they went near her, so they all kept away.

Griselda had no idea why people kept away from her, and she reacted by sometimes feeling furiously angry (like a bear), and at other times feeling desperately sad (kind of Grizzy). So people stayed away even more, and ...

This sermon, Griselda's Turbulent Life, is based on Matthew 14:22-33 and relates to Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon on Matthew 14:22-33 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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