Sermon 27 Oct 2019

A blemished lamb by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Imagine: You and your “significant other” are at a concert of your favourite artist; you begged them to come because the artist is really important to you – your life was changed through their work.  You’re totally engaged, letting the sights and sounds soak into you and carry you away.  Your significant other squirms … yawns … after a while their head nods. They change positions – often!  They pull out their phone and check all their social media, maybe even taking a selfie of the two of you and posting it.  They get so involved they start whispering to themselves … even turning to you to make comments, totally unaware of what you are feeling and interrupting your immersion in the experience.

Two questions: (1) Does your “significant other” love you?  (2) Do they respect the artist?

Lectionary:  Jeremiah 14:17-22; Psalm 84:1-12; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14

Referenced Scriptures:  Philemon 1:4-14; Matthew 12:34b; 1 John 2:6

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