In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 17 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 14:1,7-14; Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16; Psalm 81:1,10-16; Jeremiah 2:4-13.
We discuss the layers of Jesus' teaching about being hosts and attendees at banquets in the kingdom, consider the closing exhortations of the book of Hebrews, meditate on the beauty of a festal Psalm that confesses rebellion in the face of the Lord's good generosity, and conclude with a reflection on the scandal of idolatry and broken cisterns when we are invited to drink from a living fountain.
-George MacDonald collected sermons (in devotional form!)
-From MacDonald's excellent book, Phantastes: "Yet I know that good is coming to me - that good is always coming; though few have at all times the simplicity and the courage to believe it."
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.