Some memorable comments on yesterday’s post:
Naomi: The experiences of drinking in, absorbing, working through, and giving the Holy Spirit much more room to work the sermon into the people (and stir up the hard-packed or weed-infected soil that plagues most of us ) has got to be communal.
We must engage in the sermon material, along with others, or be prepared to accept, as one deacon recently admitted: “I’ve been preached at all my life. Five minutes after the sermon’s finished, it’s all gone. It’s wasted.”
Bill: We need to be engaging with the Word of God as an ongoing part of our community life – in all our gatherings – over coffee with friends, during meals, on couches and chairs in our living rooms, walking along the Boardwalk in whatever city you are in, even during our gatherings on a Sunday morning – all as an active part of the warp and woof of our community life.
Creating a time for response and reflection to the Sunday sermon is a start…but only just.