Honouring the ‘Ordinary’: a sermon based on Mark 12.38-44 for Remembrance Sunday

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 11 November 2012: Year B, Remembrance Sunday
Texts: Micah 4.1-5
Mark 12:38-44
Honouring the ‘Ordinary’
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

There are two parts to today’s Gospel reading; two stories, two sets of stories about Jesus which early Church remembered, and placed together to set up a stark contrast. Neither of the stories might seem immediately relevant to our Remembrance theme, but hear me out!

Jesus is in Jerusalem, the capital city, the centre of civil and ecclesiastical power. Continue reading