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The texts for Sunday, November 9, 2014 (22nd Sunday after Pentecost):  Amos 5:18–24Psalm 701 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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Featured Image:  “10 Virgins” by Artist He Qi

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