Sermon; The 7th Sunday after Pentecost: Shake Off the Dust
Date: July 8, 2018
Liturgical Day: The 7th Sunday after Pentecost; Proper 9B
Jesus returns to his hometown of Nazareth, visits the Synagogue on the Sabbath, and preaches a sermon. The people respond positively at first, but soon enough they are offended at him and he moves on to the other villages in the area. He instructs his disciples to do the same: when they are rejected, they are to “shake the dust off their feet” and move on to a new setting. As we follow our call to share his Good News with the world, how might we do the same?