In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 18 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 14:25-33; Philemon 1-21; Psalm 139:1-5,12-17; Jeremiah 18:1-11.
We discuss Jesus' honest description of the cost of being His follower and consider Paul's letter to Philemon regarding his beloved brother in Christ, the once-slave Onesimus. We also wonder at God's omniscience, omnipresence, and omnifiscence displayed in God's creative handiwork, particularly the weaving together of human beings. And we end with a reflection on the metaphor of God's active engagement with people, inviting them to the Good News of repentance and the forgiveness of sins.
-The Bible and Disability: A Commentary (Studies in Religion, Theology, and Disability), by: Melcher, Parsons & Young
-The Chosen Season 1, Episode 7 "Invitations"
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.