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The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers

Kelly Hough Rogers: Therefore, Do Not Worry

Matthew 6:25-34

26th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

November 18, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers (UCC)

 

I am a lectionary preacher. The lectionary is the prescribed readings for each Sunday in a three-year cycle. It is designed to offer readings with lengths that can be heard comfortably. But I would argue that our reading from the Gospel of Matthew chapter 6, ends a verse short. To me, verse 34 is vital to the hearing and understanding of Jesus' whole message saying, "So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today's trouble is enough for today."

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The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom

Paul Tellstrom: All He Has

Luke 17:11-19

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

October 09, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom (UCC)

 

The account is short and it brings us a reminder of life in the pre-scientific world.  "As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him.  Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, 'Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!'" 

For centuries there were people who were afflicted with all sorts of diseases and conditions that today, with gratitude to the scientific and medical community, no one ever need fear again.  The drama that unfolds today is confirmation of the strength of fear.  Here are ten souls, walking at a distance away from the main road as they were bound to do by law because of their condition.  These were people who were born with real hopes and dreams-they once walked with purpose and meaning with their peers, and now-due to the accident of being in some place or other where they contracted this disease, their lives were as good as over. 

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