New coins (new pennies from the bank would be excellent)
Jesus told a story once to tell us something about God. He
said that a man needed people to work for him so he said, "I'll
pay you good money if you will work for me today." (Now ask:
"Which of you will pretend to be this worker?" Let them respond.
Use more than one child so that, in the end, the last one hired
is the remaining child.) A few hours later he still needed help.
"I still need someone to work for me. I'll be fair and pay you
what you deserve for working for me," he said. (Ask: "Now who
will pretend to be this second worker?") At noon the owner still
“The Real Man Of La Mancha” by Frank Ramirez
“Non Sequitur” by C. David McKirachan
The Real Man Of La Mancha
by Frank Ramirez 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
…but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger… (2 Corinthians 6:4-5)
Our three readings for this week hang together very well. Paul tells us that we need to work together in love, putting behind us the world’s way of doing things in favor of changing the world into the Eden God intended it to be. The Gospel lesson teaches us that miracles are possible, as it describes Jesus sleeping through a violent thunderstorm that rocks the boat, until his disciples wake him to their danger. He immediately rebukes the storm, and wind and wave become completely still.
There was a story in our local paper recently about a local television newsreader who had visited a chiropractor. The chiropractor went off to America to learn some new techniques and on his return rang the newsreader to ask whether she would like to try out his new equipment.