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Made In The Image Of God
Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11

from the book
Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit
Series II Cycle B

Constance Berg

2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17


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Darla had always suffered from bouts of depression and low self-esteem. As a teenager, she felt as if everyone stared at her whenever she would get another pimple. Though thin, Darla was sure all the kids at school would notice if she gained a pound. Darla felt she was the only one on earth who had to suffer a combination of large nose, fine hair, tiny ears, and crooked teeth. She hated herself.

Many years of counseling had helped her gain perspective. After all, didn't every person have flaws? The counselor told her everyone had insecurities and imperfections, but how we handled these feelings made the difference.

Darla recalled the four happiest days of her life: her wedding and the birth of each of the three girls. She had taken down all the mirrors in the house and prayed the girls would inherit their looks from their father. Time went on and a mirror was added every now and then.

Darla and ...

This Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 story, Made In The Image Of God, is based on 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17 and relates to Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This story is excerpted from the book Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Stories, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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