A boy named Jeremiah (not the bullfrog) gets called to be a prophet and reluctantly agrees. Joseph’s kid (a.k.a. Jesus) shows up preaching in his home synagogue and the hometown crowd is skeptical. We think God gravitates toward those with the top SAT scores on one end or the impossibly spiritual on the other. Apparently God is a regular kind of God, choosing the regulars to do some really good stuff. That kind of grace is hard to accept. And it’s not always welcomed by The Establishment. Yet it’s exactly how God changes the world.
“Hometown Prophet” is this Sunday’s sermon. We’ll be installing church officers and inviting everyone into the reaffirmation of our Baptism. And there’s Communion, too.