for Wednesday after 9 Pentecost
(Lutheran Book of Worship, page 142)
'If we would try to put into other words what it means to say that Jesus had compassion, we might say something like ‘his heart was moved for them.’ What the Greek really means is more like ‘his guts churned for them.’ A little bit more graphic, but haven’t you ever seen something happening to someone else and it just turned your stomach because it was so awful? Maybe that’s what it means to have compassion, or in Latin to suffer with somebody. To see someone else’s trouble and to somehow be affected by it, to the point where you cannot help make it part of your own life, not turning away and saying, this doesn’t apply to me.'
July 18, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Christ the Good Shepherd,
epigraph, 4th century
July 4, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Personification of Humility,
Cathedral of Amiens, France