Proper 9 Yr A Grow Up

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Jesus said to the crowd, “To what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”

At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

7/9/17: Prop 9;
Zech 9:9-12
Ps 145:8-14
Rom 7:15-25a
Matt 11:16-19, 25-30
O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.How have you experienced God’s steadfast love (Ps. 145:8)?
What are your burdens?

Eye Candy:
"Welcoming Christ"; "Yoke of Jesus"; flame in hand"
Ear Worm:
"Were you there?", not what you are thinking; "Come and find the quiet center"; "Oh what their joy", choral presentation
Brain Food:
"I don't know what I'm doing";
"Affliction IV by George Herbert; commentary, from Saturday Night Theologian website
"The Butterfly (Le Papillon)", story of lonely child and curmudgeon; Signs, interpreting "lucky" events; "What's the buzz", from Jesus Christ Superstar

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