Sunday, March 4, 2007

Second Sunday of Lent

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!
Luke 13:34

I’m reminded of a story about a fire in a henhouse in Mission, BC a few years back. The owner and his grandson, after the fire was put out, discovered a dead hen, top feathers singed brown, her neck limp.
But when they pick the hen up, there was movement, and beneath the hen’s dead body came four chicks scurrying out. The owner figured the hen gathered her chicks under her wings when she sensed danger, and she sacrificed herself for her babies.
Try telling those chicks that a mother bird is not a wonderful image for God.
from Pastor Kevin Powell's sermon for today. Read the rest here.

1 comment:

aaronorear said...

I'm actually hesitant to ask for vestments for aesthetic reasons. There are just so many ways a stole can be ugly, and very little of what's sold today is to my taste. I also object to paying a couple hundred bucks for a strip of cloth. (So, you see, I manage to be a spiky Anglo-catholic who doesn't want to spend thousands of dollars on vestments...)

Good question about collars. My first impressions of dog collars were all tabs, and they look more comfortable than the full round. Maybe some of each. French cuffs are well outside my sartorial range.