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Proper 14 C 2013

Proper 14 C 2013

Sermon by Stuart PikePhoto Credit: Miasiena on Flickr.comSermon Text:Last week we thought about how Jesus had set his face toward Jerusalem. And that this meant not only that he was heading into the big city, but that it also represents a great change in focus – from his popular ministry: healing, teaching and miracle-making and building fame – to his chosen path toward self-sacrifice, including the cross and beyond.So today’s Gospel, and all the next ones are about what happens to Jesus and his disciples as they are on the way to somewhere else – somewhere important. They are on a mission, one that is important to billions of people who were there and who were yet to be born.When we are on the way to somewhere, when we’re on a mission, we often think of things that happen to us as simply interruptions along the way. Today’s gospels, and the next show us how important are the connections which happen on the way. Human interactions, whether they seem like interruptions or not, are the m