Join us for The Irreverends Episode 50 – In which Tim totally oversells an admittedly charming story as “one of the best stories in all of the Old Testament.” In Tim’s defense, there is a priceless, mic drop moment in the story. Hannah, our heroine, is praying and weeping at the temple. Eli, the priest, sees her and thinks she’s drunk. He tells her she is making a drunken spectacle out of herself and to put away her wine. “Oh, I’m not drunk,” she explains. “I have been pouring out my soul to the Lord.” #priestfail #thoseweretears #thestruggleisreal #neverthelessshepersisted
Tim also quotes poetry, and Gini waxes nostalgic about leaf-raking while they both contemplate the Gospel’s reminder that the things of this world – even those things that look like they might last forever – are fleeting. It’s a great episode! Have a listen!
And if you’re curious, here’s a link to the poem Tim quoted: Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley (the guy married to Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein.)
As always, the readings may be found at lectionarypage.net
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