Thoughts from Today’s Sermon

Father Tim at St. Andrew’s offered an excellent sermon on the lectionary texts, especially the Old Testament and Gospel Lessons.  Little did the the folks who put together the Revised Common Lectionary know that this would be the weekend that Congress would be deliberating over a debt ceiling.  But then again, God’s people have always dealt with issues of God’s abundance and the scarcity we perceive.

Jacob lived his life thinking he never had enough.  Five loaves and two fish never seem like enough for a crowd of 5000 (not including the women and children). Yet, throughout our history as God’s people, God has always supplied enough.

I am convinced that “the” Kingdom economy is different than this little economy that seems to overwhelm us these days.  Tim used this quote from Henry Ward Beecher:

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.

Which handle will you grab this week?


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