Is the symbol of the Good Shepherd relevant to the modern condominium dweller? The figure may be remote but the "Love that will not let me go," thus embodied, is relevant to any age or station. Lolita Pinney has written the poem, "Apartment Sound." Someone weeps in the night. The wrenching sobs Penetrate walls intended To isolate. I try not to listen But my heart hears And understands. I ache for my Unknown neighbor. Suddenly, My own tears flow, and I share the sadness Of all those
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So he went his way, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.” (v. 39b)
Good morning boys and girls,
I love seeing you here today. Are you happy to be here in God's holy house? (children respond) Great! I have a scary, wild story from the bible to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond)
This week's text concerning the exorcism which set a captive Gerasene demoniac free is the only text appointed from Luke 8 in this year's lectionary readings. David Tiede points out that the material in Luke 8:3„9:50 sets forth the substance of Jesus' ministry in Galilee as Luke tells the story. There is a theme to the stories in Luke 8, and it is the theme of the power of God's word. We touched upon some of this material in Chapter 13 when we discussed the general theme of hearing and doing God's word.