July 8, 2012
Sunday between July 3 and July 9 inclusive
Proper 9, Ordinary Time 14
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Sermon by the Rev. Dr. George Hermanson, "."
Once again the Lectionary gives us two stories in one lesson.
Simply stepping forward to teach in his hometown synagogue would literally be stepping out of his - and his families - assigned place in the village pecking order. Doing so would immediately demand public, critical evaluation by those in charge of keeping people in their place.