This was today’s sermon for Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday. Peace to all and to our nation.
Living with the Texts: “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”
The Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig, Minister
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton
January 16, 2011
Matthew, Mark, and Luke all tell a strange story
about something that happened
very shortly before Jesus was arrested and killed.
For three years now Jesus has been preaching and teaching
in small villages and communities.
He preaches love and compassion and healing
to anyone who will listen.
Now he is getting ready to go to Jerusalem.
And his disciples are worried,
because he’s started to talk a little bit wild.
He’s started to talk like he thinks he’s going to die soon,
like he thinks it’s his destiny to be killed,
and he gets mad at them when they tell him to cut it out.
They don’t know what to think.