Hearing what he [Jesus] was doing,
a large number of people came to him also from Jerusalem,
from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan,
and from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon.
Have you ever looked around at your parish on Sundays? Sure, we hear the oft-repeated narrative about the gray hair in the pews and in the presider’s chair.
But, when you really look around, it’s not just gray. Even more importantly, however, it’s a lot more than hair: it’s stories, sins, graces, woes, hopes, and joys. It’s the Kingdom, folks.