The Field of God

John Burton St. James’, Eureka Springs July 17, 2011 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Year A, Proper 11 Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 I grew up on a small farm, the kind that existed before World War II but mostly disappeared over the next generation. There I developed an attachment to sowing and reaping, a feel for the soil and the rhythms of life … Read More

Wheat and Weeds

Rev. Mike Lager St. John’s, Fort Smith, Ark. July 17, 2011 Proper 11 Year A “No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with the weeds …” Matt. 13 Hester was new to the town. She was a lovely young woman; strong and industrious. She was devout and found her place in a “conservative” Christian church … Read More