Sermon; The 8th Sunday after Pentecost: Speaking of Truth…
Date: July 15, 2018
Liturgical Day: The 8th Sunday after Pentecost; Proper 10B
King Herod has heard of Jesus’ reputation, and is worried that God has raised John the Baptist (whom Herod had killed) from the dead, and is about to repay Herod for that terrible deed. When John challenged Herod to repent of his sin, Herod refused to listen, and locked him up. But ultimately, this story is not about Herod: it is about us. When our sinfulness is pointed out, do we lean towards self-defense, or are we open to the journey through repentance, to new life?