The Perfect Leader, the Perfect Community, the Perfect Church

Proper 6B / Mark 4:26−34 & 1 Samuel 15:34−16:13

We receive a GOD, who like Samuel, weeps over Saul and the people’s rejection. Or scatters seeds in strange places and allows them to grow, even without our help. Or sends us a promise in a new king, one who doesn’t rule, but teaches; who doesn’t command, but invites; who doesn’t demand, but tells stories.