Second Lesson Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (First Third) Cycle C
Rain or shine, hot or cold, seven nights a week, 365 days a year, members of area local churches and synagogues gather to bring hope to some 100 men, women, and children at the Arlington Night Shelter in Arlington, Texas. Volunteers check in people who are facing some of the hardest struggles in life. The volunteers greet the clients with a smile and help them get their few belongings settled. The clients are assigned chores like cleaning bathrooms, taking out trash, cleaning the living rooms, and doing laundry. Everyone takes some responsibility when they stay.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.