Jonathan Chute - "Adventures in Moving"
In this week's gospel Jesus sends seventy of his followers ahead of him on the road. They seem to be something of an advance team, to prepare for his arrival in the towns and villages where he is headed. But they also have a message to bring as they go. Jesus knows that their work is important, but also that they will face rejection. He wants them to know how to handle both being popular and being scorned. They will have plenty of both in the days to come. The text for Jonathan's sermon, "Adventures in Moving," is Luke 10:1-11.