Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 04-JUN-2021 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 6 –
Mark 6: 1-13 When Jesus arrived back in his own village and started teaching in the synagogue on a Sabbath, his listeners where initially astonished at the power of his words and actions; but their astonishment soon changed to offence and rejection when they brought to mind his questionable family background. His legitimacy and integrity were suspect because his father was only a carpenter, lower in status than even a peasant. And who was his real father, anyway? They thought they knew where he came from. For us today, who are the people being discredited, disempowered and intentionally silenced, and how can we give them voice? Worth considering would be refugees and asylum seekers struggling to fill in official forms to have their visas or residency permits renewed, only to be frustrated by sloppy bureaucratic processes that seem to take an age to do little or nothing. Many of our First Nations people continue to suffer discrimination on account of cultural misunderstandings. And according to recent news reports, women associated with our parliaments have been having a rough time with sexual discrimination and harassment.
Mark 6: 1-13

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