3rd Sunday in Lent
Year 3: March 19, 2017
Preaching Text: Luke 15:1-32
Evermore Dragon by Barbara Joosse
(Written for ages 5-9)
Comment: As she reflects on this text, professor Karoline Lewis suggests “[the] time searching, the time stuck in that anxious presence of not knowing where you are… [is] the time necessary to recalibrate meaning –the meaning of that which you have lost, the meaning of your own lostness.” Girl and Dragon experience this kind of time and recalibration of meaning as they are playing hide-and-seek. When Girl becomes truly lost, we see their anxiety in being separated from one another, as well as the depth of their connection when the Girl is found. Dragon scoops Girl up and proclaims, “evermore, evermore, I am here.” This text and story urge us to reflect upon the way being lost and found helps us understand the value of the relationship we have with the one we’ve been separated from and is perhaps an invitation towards a renewal of covenant in that relationship.
Thanks to regular contributor Noell Rathbun for writing the Year 3 Narrative Lectionary Links.