Doing Right Because It Is Right
Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26
from the book
We Walk By Faith
Gospel Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Middle Third)
Richard E. Gribble, CSC
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In a vast field that stretched as far as the eye could see, a great multitude of people milled about waiting for something to happen. Quite unexpectedly a messenger came into the midst of the people and announced, "You are to walk around this field 25 times carrying a baton." The people were a bit mystified by these words and asked, "What will happen when we finish?" "You will learn the answer when you are done," came the reply. So the crowd ambled off to make its first lap of the field. It took a full day at a leisurely pace to walk around the field, but they eventually made the circuit the first time. This feat called for a celebration.
As the crowd celebrated they decided, just for the heck of it, to make the next lap more interesting. They broke into teams to race against each other. The task would not be so boring and winners and losers could ...
This Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 sermon, Doing Right Because It Is Right, is based on Matthew 21:23-32 and relates to Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book We Walk By Faith . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...