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The Rev. Cuttino Alexander

The Table Scrap Feast

Matthew 15:21-28

10th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 17, 2014

The Rev. Cuttino Alexander (ELCA)

What do you do with table scraps?

It's a serious question these days. Think about those fruit peelings, the half-eaten broccoli, the dropped macaroni, the cut-off bread crusts. All of it goes straight into the garbage, wasted. I am certainly guilty of that.

According to one report, the average American wastes up to 25% of food and drinks that they purchase.[1] Just discarded, spoiled. This is at a time when one in six Americans are hungry, and over 800 million people worldwide don't get enough to eat.

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The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens

Dropping the Mask We Hide Behind

John 4:5-15

3rd Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 23, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Wiley Stephens (UMC)

The Gospel doesn't even record her name, simply a woman from Samaria.  People like her were considered outcasts, inferior, and perhaps not even regarded as a person, but so were many who were attracted to Jesus.  After all, they all look alike don't they?  She was not considered a person in her own right, just one of "them."  It is always easier to ridicule or criticize the "other side" if we strip them of personality or just paint over their individuality by giving them the same personality, with a one-size-fits-all label.  Have you ever noticed the enemy is always "they" and never an individual?  We put a mask on them so we don't have to deal with them.

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