We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
14:13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns.
14:14 When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick.
14:15 When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves."
14:16 Jesus said to them, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat."
14:17 They replied, "We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish."
14:18 And he said, "Bring them here to me."
14:19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
14:20 And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.
14:21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
I am grateful that you never forget to post a Sunday read from the Lectionary. It helps me to stay in touch with that tradition which has been torn out of my life during the past 17 years. Destroyed by the same people who have created today's college youth. I do not attend "government approved" churches. My own tradition was a small middle class Episcopal Church with a minister who truly cared about each member of the congregation and especially the children, who he kept grounded in the "two most important commands" and the "ten that follow". I hear again the magical sound of the Lectionary being read to people who wanted to be decent human beings.
There is a series of classes at Hillsdale College online that are free (I always send a small donation for each class) and one I am currently taking is Christian Theology. They send a new link each week for a lecture video that continues the discussion. Like you, I have given up on PC theology, mine being the Methodist church, for the last 50 years but there are terrific resources around that one can partake in.