Scripture: Luke 10:25-37
Jesus tells a parable about a very Good Samaritan. Can we respond as does a wise inn-keeper, accepting the gifts we have received, and directing them to the care of the wounded?
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Two prophets who have walked together, Elijah and Elisha, must part. Before they do, they take time to recognize the mentorship and guidance which has taken place, and seek a blessing. In changing times, we look for those who have mentored us, and how we may mentor others, acknowledge the fast changing times, and bless others into new leadership.
Scripture: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
We meet a woman called Wisdom, who tells a story of creation in the book of Proverbs. In her presence at the crossroads of life, and in the creation of all things, we are invited to become wise as well: delighting in creation and humanity. In a time when we are welcoming new Mainers seeking asylum and safety, we hope to respond with wisdom and compassion.
As we celebrate the new languages of the Spirit we learn from all our generations at the end of the church school year, we listen to two very different stories about language… about our desire for same-ness that can threaten to wall us in, and God’s multiplicity of language that can light our hearts and imaginations aflame.