Tumbling in the Sand
The texts for Sunday, November 9, 2014 (22nd Sunday after Pentecost): Amos 5:18–24; Psalm 70; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; and Matthew 25:1–13.
Link to the audio file: Sermon for the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
… Our faith is a faith of waiting
of deep, hopeful longing
of knowing, somehow that life and creation
could be better
could be more just
could be a place where some don’t go
hungry while others seem to have everything
We long, in faith, for a world where no one is arrested for feeding the hungry and homeless
because everyone shares their good, and besides no one is hungry or left on the streets to beg.
We long, in agonized love for a world
where children are not brutally murdered
by gangs and drug lords
and certainly not by their own mothers.
We long, in hope, for a world where teenagers or anyone else, for that matter, don’t commit suicide
because they believe death is a better option that life.
We long, with prayer that veritably groans,
for a world
where diseases like cancer do not take those we love away from us
and sorrow and suffering and pain will be no more.
We wait — we wait in faith …
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