Date: August 28, 2022

Bible Text: Psalm 112, Luke 14:1, 7-14 |

This week's gospel lesson from Luke has Jesus going to have lunch at a Pharisee's house, and when he gets there, he ends up teaching, of course. It seems like a nice little lesson on social etiquette for dinners and banquets and such. And it is that. But is that really all Jesus was talking about? More likely it's got something to do with how we approach something a little larger -- like EVERYTHING!


Notes from the Preacher

Here's a link to the website I referred to in the sermon about hats and social class:


The concept of the "Christ-soaked world" comes from Fr. Richard Rohr (my current favorite theologian) in his book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believewhich I have referred to before. You can find more about it at, including summaries, articles, podcasts, and videos. Fr. Richard is a Franciscan friar who takes a contemplative approach to faith and life that I find to be invigorating. That seems like it would be an oxymoron, invigorating contemplation, but it works for me. I hope it will be engaging for you as well.

By the way, I'm not sure about the source of the graphic for this week's sermon, the 3-D figures climbing a wall. It isn't my intention to use copyrighted material without due credit, but I couldn't find where this came from. If it's yours, let me know.

Also, by the way, the idea of that graphic is you are the one helping the other over the wall, not you stepping on someone to get over. That should be clear from the sermon, but just in case, now I've said it.

Oh, one more thing. If you are wondering about the sermon title, "Humility FTW," and don't know what FTW means, it means "For the win," a phrase indicating success.

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