The Lutheran Order of Service for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon on Lk.19,1-10 (Our Lord Jesus Christ visiting Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector in Jericho) written by brother Rev. M.N. Mntambo (LTS in Tshwane, GP) in isiZulu (wz1333130616 n Tr 3) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1333130616 n Tr 3) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD.
About the Indian painting depicting today’s gospel: “This painting is done in the traditional mural art style of Kerala, India. This style of art is normally done on the walls of temples and churches and depicts stories. The artist, Satheesan A. K., has worked on the walls of temples in Kerala for several years. In 2008 Satya Global Arts commissioned 10 canvas paintings on the life of Christ. This painting shows the meeting of Jesus and a tax collector named Zaccheus who climbed up a tree so that he could get a glimpse of Jesus as he passed by.” (Fine Art America: ineartamerica.com/featured/zaccheus-meets-jesus-satheesan-a-k.html)
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this Sunday. Our Lord Jesus Christ assures us most emphatically: “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” (Luk 19:10 NIV) The liturgical colour is green.
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