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Jesus and ten lepers

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The church I serve has watched Jesus as, during weeks of readings coming from the middle chapters of Luke’s gospel, he connected again and again and again with people excluded from power and respect in 1st century society.

Last Sunday, I was astonished to hit a pause: he spoke to his disciples about faith, and the epistle reading likewise was about hanging on, sticking with it. We needed it badly, having just come to a place where our determination had been challenged. It was a remarkable moment.

And now, this week, we’re back to where we were: Jesus ministry to excluded people. Strange, isn’t it, how these things happen just when we need them?

Read on – and thanks! Do help me out with music ideas or your own insights into the story.

Proper 23 (28) October 14, 2007
Luke 17:11-19; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Jeremiah 29:1,4-7; Psalm 66:1-12

Luke 17:11-19

It happened that as he made his way toward Jerusalem, he crossed over the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten men, all lepers, met him. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 8, 2007 at 9:06 pm