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Lame Ducks
Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16

Janice B. Scott

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56


Jane's mother wasn't very pleased. Jane had come home cradling a tiny kitten inside her coat. It was a dear little thing, all fluffy and warm, but Jane's mother didn't want the hassle of yet another new kitten in the house.

The trouble was, Jane was always finding lost kittens or injured hedgehogs or birds with broken wings, and once a duckling with a broken leg. Jane's mother quite liked animals, but as she kept telling Jane, she wasn't a vet and didn't know how to look after them properly.

Jane didn't think that mattered. As far as she was concerned, the important thing was to love the animals and feed them. It was true that a lot of them recovered their health that way, but nonetheless the vet's bills were getting rather high.

"I'm sorry," Jane's mother said firmly. "Yes, I agree it's a dear little kitten, but we already have four animals in the house and I just ...

This sermon, Lame Ducks, is based on Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 and relates to Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon on Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 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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