The encounter between Mary and Elizabeth is incredible on a number of levels. And what Mary has to say is amazing.
Please listen to the sermon rather than read it. The delivered sermon is often considerably different than the sermon notes which are included for convenience below.
Sermon delivered at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Berkeley.
December 20, 2015 - 4th Sunday in Advent
"Conversation between Two Women". Text is from Luke 1:39-55
Good morning to you my sisters and brothers in Christ, saints and sinners, children of God.
If the words to this morning's reading sounds familiar to some of you, well, it's because every Wednesday we sing it here during our Vespers service, right after our community meal. And what we have in it is somewhat amazing, particularly in terms of scripture.
It's something that happens all the time. Women visiting one another, and talking about things. And in this case, pregnant women, friends, who love and admire one another, being there for each other. But this is not the kind of thing that holy scripture is usually about, which what makes it amazing here.