When We are Good and Lost – A Sermon on Luke 15:1-10

“This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them” (from Luke 15:1-10; Proper 19, Year C). That’s what the Pharisees and scribes said about Jesus. So how does that strike you? What do you hear in those words? Are they words of complaint and disagreement or ones of hope and invitation? At one level the words of the Pharisees and scribes are simply a statement of … Continue reading When We are Good and Lost – A Sermon on Luke 15:1-10

Unique, Priceless, and Irreplaceable – Everyone Belongs

The collect and readings for Proper 19C, the Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost, may be found here. The appointed gospel is Luke 15:1-10. Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3So he told them this parable: 4“Which one of you, having … Continue reading Unique, Priceless, and Irreplaceable – Everyone Belongs