Sermon for Sunday, February 13, 2022 || Epiphany 6C || Luke 6:17-26
There is a very silly scene in the very silly movie Life of Brian by Monty Python. Actually, the movie is fairly deep, but you have to dig through the silliness to find its depth. The movie follows Brian, a person unfortunate enough to have been born in the stable next to Jesus. In the silly scene near the beginning of the film, the camera pans away from Jesus speaking his famous Beatitudes; you know, blessed are the poor, blessed are the meek, blessed are the peacemakers, etc. The camera pans away from Jesus and settles on a group of people way at the back of the crowd, who are struggling to hear Jesus.
“What was that?” one man says.
“I think it was, ‘Blessed are the cheesemakers,’” another replies.
“What’s so special about the cheesemakers?” a third asks.
The first man responds, “Well, obviously, it’s not meant to be taken literally. It refers to any manufacturer of dairy products.”Continue reading “I Contain Multitudes”