Yes, it’s exceedingly unfair that Thomas gets such a bad rap. But that’s a sermon that’s been preached a thousand times, including several times by Pastor Megan. Instead, this week she dives deep into what she’d always previously glossed right over. Jesus says to the gathered, frightened, newly Spirit-filled disciples: “As my Abba God sent me, so I am sending you.” With a huge nod to the BibleWorm podcast Scripture geniuses, Pastor Megan wonders what it means to be sent just as Jesus was sent by Abba God. In short: We are sent to be incarnated - to experience kinship and share life with all of creation. Thanks be to God!
Sermon begins at minute 1:45
Hymn: VT 358
text: Victimae Pashali trans. FW Herzberger, 1911 music: German traditional