Overpowering Shame

October 7, 2018

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

Proper 22, Year B
Mark 10:2-16

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Jody’s new lyrics to Jesus Loves the Little Children:

Jesus loves the little children,

all the children of the world

Latin, Asian, Black and White

They are precious in his sight

Jesus loves the little children of the world

Jesus loves the little children,

all the children of the world

Rich and poor and in-between

Fancy clothes or sagging jeans

Jesus loves the little children of the world

Jesus loves the little children,

all the children of the world

Gay and Straight, Transgender, Bi

Those who don’t identify.

Jesus loves the little children of the world

Jesus loves the little children,

all the children of the world

Christian, Muslim and Hindu

Jewish and the Buddhists, too.

Jesus loves the little children of the world

 

Gospel Text:

Some Pharisees came, and to test Jesus they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Then in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

Brene Brown’s TED Talk 2011:

One Response to “Overpowering Shame”

  1. jg3potomac said

    Lovely broadening of who the children are that Jesus loves. You are truly His Servant.

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