April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Acts 10:34-43

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Sober reflections

Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20

Wayne Brouwer
Schuyler Rhodes

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My memories of my great-grandmother Bolt are very vague. I was a young lad when my parents took my older sister and me to see her at a retirement home in Willmar, Minnesota. I can remember the strange and mildly irritating smell of the place, and the dim incandescence of the corridor with its waxed linoleum. We tried unsuccessfully to turn down the volume of our clattering steps and shuffled into the room quietly, nervously afraid of arousing death before its time.

"Grandma Bolt" (as we were told to call her) reclined in an oversized lounger, barely aware of us. Her mouth hung open and she wore wrinkled skin several sizes too big over a shrinking frame. A musty afghan draped her carelessly. She couldn't quite catch what my mom tried to tell her in a stage-whisper shout. We touched her hands and she seemed to fumble for ours with fingers gnarled and cold.

I can only recall this single visit to...

This sermon commentary, Sober reflections, is based on Luke 12:49-56 and relates to Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 of Cycle C of the lectionary. This Sermon Commentary on Luke 12:49-56 is just one of over 1,000 Sermon Commentaries at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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