This Sunday’s passage, The Parable of the Tenant Farmers Matthew 21:33-46, is a tough one. While I do believe that God yearns for our faith to “produce” we get into trouble when we try too desperately to determine and value what should be produced, as if we can earn our way into God’s love.
What if we looked at this passage through the lens of gratitude and what we do with that gratitude? What do we do with the things that God leaves in our care — our stewardship? So rather than be driven by the outcome and God’s approval, we are driving by our initial response to God’s actions?
This week we celebrate World Communion Sunday as well as do a bunch of other things:
- We will collect the Peace and Global Witness Offering,
- We will consecrate our Bread for the World Letters; and
- We will share and communion.
And if you have not yet marked your calendar, October 19th is your day to hang out at FPCPA: 9:00-1:00 with our All-Church Retreat and 2:00-4:00 for my Service of Installation.
Have a great rest of the week and I’ll see you on Sunday!