In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 13 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 12:13-21; Colossians 3:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Hosea 11:1-11.
The readings this week are rich: Jesus' parable of the fool storing up treasure; Paul's exhortation to renew our minds and hide ourselves in Christ, thereby putting off the old disordered, idolatrous ways of relating and speaking; the Psalmist's recurring refrain of people in impossible situations calling out to the Lord for rescue; and the tender picture of the Lord upholding his child Israel. In our podcast conversation, we discuss the threads, woven throughout, that reflect the generosity of God's gracious provision and love, the rebellion of idolatry, the tender mercy of God's rescue, and the invitation to hide our lives in Christ as our home.
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.