Twenty-fifth Sunday After Pentecost
November 19, 2023
When I signed up to preach this Sunday, I had a sermon in mind that didn’t connect directly with any of the readings. I was pretty sure I knew what I wanted to say, and so I didn’t start to think about it until maybe a week ago. That was when I discovered that my original topic no longer interested me, and I didn’t have anything worth saying about it.
Up to that point, I hadn’t even read the lectionary. So when I did, I found the passage from Judges, concerning some ancient quarrels that I had no stake in; the passage from Thessalonians, whose author has the rather sweet belief that drunks only get drunk at night; and .…