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Of Swords and Crosses, Discord and Discipleship

By the Rev. Darren Miner

Bible Reading

In last week’s Gospel reading, Jesus summoned the Twelve Apostles and sent them out to proclaim the Good News to the lost sheep of Israel, to heal the sick, to cast out demons, to cleanse the lepers, and even to raise the dead. Before sending them on their way, he instructed them. Today’s Gospel reading is a continuation of that instruction.

Now, Jesus’ words are meant to give encouragement to the Twelve, and to us. But the great demands he makes of his disciples just might have the opposite effect. For unless our faith is strong, the costs of discipleship that Jesus warns about might overwhelm us.

Jesus begins by telling the Twelve to expect no better treatment that he has received. In other words, they should expect to be mistreated and threatened and lied about. Even so, he urges his disciples to have no fear, but to proceed with their mission at any cost. They are not to fear those who can destroy their physical bodies. They are to fear the One who can destroy both their bodies and their souls, that is, the Lord God.

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Taizé Meditation service for anniversary of 9/11



On Friday Sept 11 at 7:30 pm, please join us for our monthly Taizé meditation service where we will offer special prayers to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 and pray for victims of terror and violence. Pray with us for peace.

Venue: Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Date & Time: Friday Sept 11 at 7:30 p.m.

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