October 26, 2014
Matthew 22:34-46
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

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Watch out for greed!

Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18

Object: a big bowl of candy

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See this big bowl of candy? I'm going to divide it into three piles. (Separate the candy. Give one pile just a few pieces of candy, one pile a lot of candy, and one pile somewhere in between.) Now I need three volunteers to help me. (Choose three children. Place a child behind each pile, so that one child has a few pieces of candy, and so on.)

Each person has a different amount of candy, see? Which child has the biggest pile? (Point to the child the others indicate.) Which person is the luckiest? (Responses.) Which person is the best? (Responses.) Be careful now. Is the person with the most candy really the best? Why or why not? (Responses.) Okay, you guys can sit down now. Thanks for your help.

I don't think that having the most candy makes someone the best. That person may be blessed to have so much, but that doesn't make him any better than anyone else...

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