Beautiful post by Michael here. I love his term “unleakable lives”.
The collect and readings for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 8, may be found here. The following sermon is based on the gospel, Mark 5:21-43.
Do you ever feel like the bucket of your life has a hole in it? That it leaks faster than you can fill it? No matter what you do, how hard you work, where you go, what you try, you just can’t fill it up. Work, play, friends, and family all leave you feeling empty, restless, and searching. You can’t seem to get enough. The outflow is greater than the inflow. You are left drained of life: tired and weak, frustrated and hopeless, angry and resentful, sorrowful and grieving, fearful that you will never have the life you want. If you know what that is like, perhaps you know the hemorrhaging woman in today’s gospel.
We don’t know her name. We don’t know…
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