December 30, 2018

C05: The First Sunday after Christmas Day, Year C (2018)

Mandy England Cole

The Rev. Mandy England Cole preaches a sermon from Luke 2:41-52 called “Jesus Gets Grounded.” She begins: “Have you ever wondered if Jesus had to sit in timeout as a toddler, if he ever had to stay behind at school and write sentences on the chalkboard, if he was ever grounded as a teenager?” When she asked her own twelve-year-old why this story is included in the Gospel he said, “Because he was choosing the church on his own for the first time, and why wouldn’t they include that in the story?” Oh, the wisdom of a twelve-year-old!

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