The Last Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 29A)
Ezekiel 34.11-16, 20-24 Ps. 95.17a Ephesians 1.15-23 Matthew 25.31-36
May the Lord be in my mind, on my lips, and in my heart, that I may rightfully and truly proclaim His holy Word. Amen.
In the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Arthur, King of the Britons, can’t get any respect. When a peasant asks him why she should do something he has commanded, and he tells her that he is the king, she turns to another peasant and says, “Didn’t know we ‘ad a king,” to which statement is received the reply “’E’s the one who doesn’t have [dirt] all over ‘im like the rest of us.” (Actually, if you know the movie you know that I cleaned that up a bit.)