by Mike Stavlund
Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-10
For Sunday, February 3, 2013: Year B—Epiphany 4
Preachers are a funny breed. We take ourselves, our work, and our words very seriously—as we should—yet we assiduously maintain a veneer of pious humility. We work hard at something difficult in order to make it appear effortless. We imagine that we can change the world, or at least our little corner of it. Every week, we redouble our life’s investment in our spoken words, hoping that we can somehow evoke some of the Divine Word by these earnest efforts.
Yet underneath, we bear deep insecurities. [Read more...]