A Sermon for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost by the Very Rev. Tracey Lind.
Hanging out with Martha and Mary on the Eve of the Republican Convention
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Dean of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland
July 17, 2016
Proper 11C: Genesis 18.1-10a; Colossians 1.15-28; Luke 10.38-42
Welcome one and all to Trinity Cathedral on this fine summer morning!
How appropriate that we hear this morning the story of Martha and Mary. For the past several months, weeks and days, we’ve have had front row seats to the Martha show, broadcast live from downtown Cleveland. I’m not talking about Martha Stewart, but rather, her namesake Martha of Bethany.
Here in Cleveland, Martha has been busy getting ready to welcome the world to our fine city. We’re throwing parties for basketball and baseball teams, rock ‘n roll stars and their fans; Republicans, Democrats and protesters of differing perspectives; and yes, all of the media that accompanies all the action. [Read more…]