The kingdom has come near

3 July 2016
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 9C (RCL)
2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30
Galatians 6:1-16
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Apparently, the kingdom looks like accepting the hospitality and help of others. The lesson from 2 Kings makes the point with some delicious irony. A slave girl, captured as the spoils of war, remains faithful to her God — more faithful in fact than the king of the land she was taken from. And Naaman, her captor, ends up being faithful to her instructions. Continue reading “The kingdom has come near”