Tomorrow morning is my first Sunday back in Fitzroy since early July and I am champing at the bit to get back to my lectern.
As I am starting a new series on September 8th, tomorrow I am going freestyle! Though I am using the Lectionary texts, Luke 12 and particularly Proverbs 25:6-7, as the Biblical foundation of my sermon, I am going to rid my soul of some of the things I have been pondering over the summer.
I was particularly taken in the past week by a novel written by my good friend Cole Moreton. I have reviewed his book The Light Keeper HERE. I was taken in the book by how the two main characters, who were both lost in dark nights of the soul, helped each other find their way back to the light. It wasn’t the perfect who set them free, the professionals or the experts. It was two souls with the courage to be honest in their vulnerability.
The parable of the Pharisee and the Publican comes to mind as does that verse in tomorrow’s reading from Luke - “For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
The beginning of September is always a time when people can be vulnerable. She of our children are changing schools, some of our youth are starting University, some of our adults are starting new jobs. Let’s look at the strength of vulnerability.
There will also be a little Mary Oliver thrown in.
Chris Blake’s multi talented band are on worship.
I cannot wait to get at it!
Our evening programme begins next Sunday.