Give us a King! A Sermon for Proper 5, Year B, 2015

 

As we enter the long season after Pentecost, our scripture readings shift gears. After spending the season of Easter, and in fact the last several Sundays of Lent as well, in the gospel of John, we are back to the gospel of Mark which we will focus on for the rest of the liturgical year, except for a brief foray during August back to John. The lectionary gives us alternatives for the Hebrew Bible reading. One is a series of readings that were selected because they relate in some way to the gospel reading. The other choice, the one we’ll be following this summer, is a semi-continuous reading. This year, in the second year of the lectionary cycle, this track of readings focuses on stories from the period of the monarchy. Continue reading