Sermon; The 3rd Sunday after Pentecost: Here Are My Mother and My Brothers
Date: June 10, 2018
Liturgical Day: The 3rd Sunday after Pentecost; Proper 5B
Today’s Gospel lesson presents two important questions: what is the unforgivable sin, and who belongs to the family of Jesus? The fist refers to religious leaders who recognize the power at work in Jesus but attribute it to Satan (not the Holy Spirit). The second refers to all those who do the will of God. A third and fourth are presumed: how do we understand (and embrace or reject) the power of Jesus, and what does it mean for us to do God’s will?