Pentecost + 18 - Year A
Extol - lift up. By extension - to flatter, to inflate, to raise higher than one’s station or level of competence - to be Peter Principled into ineffectiveness.
By the time we get to the end of extolation we are ready to set the hook and catch us a god.
What can live up to unrealistic expectations? Certianly not I.
Three cheers, if cheers they be, and only cheers, begin to ring hollow.