There is a danger in Christianity becoming overly tamed and domesticated, preaches the Rev. Mark Brown. He reminds us that divine wisdom is “edgy, subversive, topsy-turvy, something elusive that you won’t find in the academies of Athens.” Such was the wisdom the 4th century nun Macrina of Caesarea lived for. She recognized “the pearl of great price, the treasure hidden in the field when she found it.” The readings are Ecclesiasticus 51:13–22 and Mark 3:20–34.
July 19, 2021