Earlier this week, as this week's "Opening the Bible" blog entry for i.ucc.org, I wrote a piece of beat poetry (Pray. Act.) inspired by the parable of the persistent widow from Luke 18:1-8. The poetry is still there at the end -- but I've added some beginning reflection to what is now this week's sermon at Union Congregational Church in Somonauk.
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traci said...

so... um... here's the story. i'm preaching on this text this week, too. i LOVED some of the things you said. can i weave them into my sermon? also, where did you read that deal about the hebrew for widow?

i haven't even started my sermon yet (well, on paper... it's mostly in my head. going to borders to pound it out later this evening...)

Kirk said...

Have fun weaving -- I found the deal with the widow originally from kate huey at i.ucc (her weekly entry called "don't lose heart.") But I couldn't verify it until I looked deep into Strong's Concordance and looked at the root of widow.