I was told for this sermon to choose a scripture that means something to me. Perhaps one of the scriptures that I listed my MLI, the form you fill if your someone who is considering ministry in the Mennonite church and there you list some of your favorite scripture passages.
And so, my immediate thought was “man I got to go look at my MLI again, because I have no idea what I put down.” And my second was a strong feeling dread. Because it is one thing to be given a text or a series of text to choose from or told the theme like “Hey we are trying to shed new light on difficult and problematic texts so what about for this sermon you work 2 Kings Chapter 2 and so could you tell the story from the She bear’s perspective.”
- Luke 2:25 - 35