Gospel Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Middle Third) Cycle C
It happens now with increasing regularity. Maybe it's a six-year-old boy, who never came home for supper, and so the parents begin to go looking. After an hour of no success, they enlist their friends and neighbors, they call the police, and an intensive search is begun. And then on the 10 p.m. news we see them all looking, people moving across a field with flashlights, thoroughly investigating every bush and hiding place -- others out in boats dragging river bottoms -- all of them searching for a lost boy.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.