Sheep and Bubbles

Hampden United Methodist Church

bubble parade

July 22nd 2018, Pastor Galen

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

In our society we have a love-hate relationship with crowds. We measure the success or popularity of a speaker, musician, and even preacher by the size of the crowd they draw. We assume that a book must be good if it’s a best-seller, and that a movie must be amazing because it’s a box office hit. On the other hand, we are told that while two is company, Three’s a Crowd. We’re told that we’re supposed to stand apart from the crowd, to be special and unique and not to blindly follow along with what everyone else is doing.

Personally I love being around a crowd of people.  I get energy from being around a lot of people. But there are some times when I just want to be by myself, or at most in the company of a few close friends…

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