This is Lectionary Year C, which features Luke’s gospel, so take a deep dive into that Gospel’s understanding of economics. This curriculum explores 12 key passages in Luke’s gospel that highlight stories from Jesus about wealth, poverty and generosity. From Everence.
By the Rev. Kristi Beebe
Sermon on Luke 12:32-40: “God will lead us into new and exciting adventures filled with spiritual treasures.”
In our lives we want to desperately hold on to what we have — people, relationships, material possessions, power, prestige, and even money. And we don’t want anyone else to tell us what to do with any of them.
The story of Christ’s passion is compelling, but all too often we hear it as just that—a story told on the Sunday before Easter, a mere blip on life’s radar screen somewhere between the hosannas and the Easter lamb with mint jelly. This year, make a dramatic improvement.
Even though we’re still very much a consumer culture, nowadays it’s cool to recycle, reuse and re-value stuff others might throw away. Jesus did that with people. Jesus saw worth in everyone. He knew the truth that God created everything good. Of course quite predictably, he encountered resistance from members of polite society.