Lent 1 2023 (Feb 26)

“What is this matter between you and me woman?”  Jesus speaks harsh words to his mother, Mary.

We begin our Lenten Series with an emotionally intense encounter between a mother and her child.  While we could understand this as an interaction between a disciple and her Lord, by focusing on the human interaction between parent and child, we learn something about God’s relationship to us.

A sermon on vulnerability in the most enduring yet vulnerable of relationships, parent to child.  What might it mean that we are invited to call on God as a heavenly parent?

The picture is of the youth who read the Gospel today.