Hagar’s Story

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind

June 25, 2023

Genesis 21.8-2, Romans 6.1b-11, Matthew 10.24-39 (Proper 7A)

Let us pray in the words of Steven Shakespeare:

God of truth uncovered, you trace the sparrow’s flight, and plumb the secret places of the heart: bring our fear and conflict into the light of your presence; help us to lose our hollow life and find our way to you.[1]

This morning’s gospel passage is one of my favorites.  I’ve preached on this text so many times; I think I know it by heart.  I’ve certainly taken it into my heart, and it has served as a guidepost for my life and my ministry.

[1] Steven Shakespeare, Prayers for an Inclusive Church