Sermon for 18 November 2012: A new way!

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 18 November 2012: Year B, Proper 28
SERMON
Texts: Hebrews 10.19-25
Mark 13:1-8
A new way!
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

In our Gospel reading today, Jesus speaks of ‘the noise of battles close by and news of battles far away… Countries will fight each other; kingdoms will attack one another’. We can hardly listen to today’s those words and not think of the violence which broke out this week in Israel and Palestine. Especially since Mark’s Gospel is telling us about a conversation which happened in the same region as today’s violence is taking place. Continue reading