B 138 – Pentecost 16, Proper 19

By the Well
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B 138 - Pentecost 16, Proper 19
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Sean and Fran continue a foray into Proverbs (1:20-33), where Wisdom is in the public square decrying those who obstinately refuse to adhere to her precepts;  James 3:1-2, where James warns against the havoc our tongue can cause, and that pivotal chapter in Mark 8:27-38 when Peter confesses Jesus as Messiah.  Themes of speaking, silence and truth echo throughout all the passages. James cautions against too much speaking, given we are capable of cursing and blessing sometime without realising – as Peter does in his technically correct identification of Jesus, but one he does not understand.