Matthew 5:38-48, Epiphany 7A, Sermon, Sermon on the Mount, Perfection, Fairness

Fairness, Monkeys, and Love – A Sermon Matthew 5:38-48

Somewhere around the time I was in kindergarten or the first grade my parents took my sister and me to a carnival that had come to town. The only thing I remember about that day is the monkey on a stick. Mom and Dad bought us each a little fuzzy monkey tied to a stick by piece of elastic. We carried them around watching them … Continue reading Fairness, Monkeys, and Love – A Sermon Matthew 5:38-48

Beholding and Becoming Perfection – A Sermon on Matthew 5:38-48, Epiphany 7A

The collect and readings for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 5:38-48. “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone … Continue reading Beholding and Becoming Perfection – A Sermon on Matthew 5:38-48, Epiphany 7A