July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Romans 8:12-25
Genesis 28:10-19a

One day the pastor of...

Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22

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One day the pastor of a large congregation went into his church's sanctuary. He made his way to the front of the sanctuary and then fell down on his knees, began beating on his chest, and cried out, "O God, I'm nobody! I'm nobody!" A few minutes later the associate pastor was going by the sanctuary, and when he saw what the pastor was doing, he decided that he ought to join in. So he knelt down beside the pastor and began to cry out, "O God, I'm nobody! I'm nobody!" A little while later the church custodian entered the sanctuary. And he was so moved by what the two clergy were doing that he joined in as well. He went up and kneeled down beside them and started to cry out, "O God, I'm nobody! I'm nobody!" But then, all of a sudden, the pastor nudged the associate pastor and pointed at the custodian and said, "Get a load...

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