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Constance Caterpillar
Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33

Janice B. Scott

Mark 13:1-8


Constance was really scared. One moment she had been quietly crawling along a branch, nibbling her way, as caterpillars do, through as many leaves as she could find, the next she had begun to feel rather heavy and very, very tired.

Constance shook herself. After all, her mother had named her "Constance" because she was always the same. She was never fast, and never slow. She spent her life humping up her back into a loop and then flattening out and sliding forward an inch or two, all the time munching any green leaves which came within her range.

It was a pleasant life, and Constance had no desire for anything different. She enjoyed the taste of green leaves, and she was very proud of the fact that she was gradually, slowly, growing bigger. If she had any ambition at all, it was to become the biggest, fattest, greenest caterpillar you ever did see.

Just when she really was growing ...

This sermon, Constance Caterpillar, is based on Mark 13:1-8 and relates to Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon on Mark 13:1-8 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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