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Judge not, that ye be not judged
Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24

Janice B. Scott

Romans 14:1-12


Originally published in 2002.

For the past year, since September 11th, peace in our world has been at best, uneasy. The United Nations, led by America, declared war on terrorism and set out to hunt down those responsible for the appalling atrocity perpetrated on Americans in New York and Washington. There were some terrifying bombing raids, much of Afghanistan was razed, and many people were killed. But it's difficult to tell whether or not that action really succeeded in its intent, for terrorists hide away in small cells in many different countries and are difficult to identify. Hence our society has tended to become increasingly suspicious of anyone from the Middle East, and to judge all Muslims as evil suicide bombers.

But just lately there seems to have been a change in emphasis from the top. Now the enemy has once again become Iraq and Saddam Hussein. We hardly hear anything about Osama Bin Laden, for America is apparently focussed ...

This sermon, Judge not, that ye be not judged, is based on Romans 14:1-12 and relates to Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon on Romans 14:1-12 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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