Flesh and Blood and Backpacks

Draughting Theology

In Baldwin County, where I live, school starts on August 17th.  As good Episcopalians, dedicated to reaching out to our community while meeting the needs of those already in our midst, Saint Paul’s in Foley will offer its annual Blessing of the Backpacks and Lesson Plans this Sunday, the 16th.  TKT will celebrate the Eucharist from an altar made of 40 cases of paper.  Children, teachers, staff members, and volunteers alike will be prayed over, asking God’s blessing and protection over another year.  Thankfully, the children will be out of the nave at Follow the Word as TKT reads the next piece of what seems to be a never-ending Bread of Life Discourse, this week featuring 10 mentions of “flesh” and “blood”!

This portion of John’s Gospel appointed for Sunday is one of those pieces of scripture that is dealing with more than one issue.  The question of the Jews, “how can…

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