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Living Like Animals
Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25

Janice B. Scott

Matthew 20:1-16


Timmy and Angela glared at each other. When Angela's Dad's and Timmy's Mum had moved in with each other taking the children with them, they had thought they were starting a new, happy family. Angela and Timmy were more or less the same age, so it had seemed like a perfect arrangement. But it hadn't worked out quite like that, for Angela and Timmy had hated each other on sight.

Today, Angela's favourite aunt was coming to visit. Angela loved her Aunt Patricia with a deep passion, and a passion which had grown even deeper since Angela's mum had left home. Aunt Patricia had lots of time for Angela, and spent hours talking to her and listening to her and playing with her. Even better, Aunt Patricia never came empty-handed, and she always took Angela out to some exciting place.

But things had changed since Angela and her dad had moved in with Timmy and his mum. Now when Aunt ...

This sermon, Living Like Animals, is based on Matthew 20:1-16 and relates to Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon on Matthew 20:1-16 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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