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Luke 12:32-48

2007-08-08 — And who can really live with their grocery list anyway? Especially with the price of arugula?

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BIBLE PASSAGE — “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. “But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”

Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?” And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and prudent manager whom his master will put in charge of his slaves, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives. Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. But if that slave says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and if he begins to beat the other slaves, men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and put him with the unfaithful. That slave who knew what his master wanted, but did not prepare himself or do what was wanted, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know and did what deserved a beating will receive a light beating. From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.

— Proper 14, Series C

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  1. John — 3610 days ago #

    1) What is aruqala? The WF Markets here in KC are in the high-rent districts; I’m not.

    2) “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, render unto God that which is God’s”. With the mess of a field we have, how does a Christian prayerfully consider candidates for leadership? I hear some saying we should step to the sidelines. That’s not the answer, but I don’t know what is… (Remember Pastor Jim, you’re the one who tied this cartoon to Silly Seaon 08!)

  2. Jim — 3610 days ago #

    Arugula

    It's the kind of lettuce that St. Paul would have had in his salad while under house arrest in Rome. Of course, that was years before it made it into the produce departments of Whole Foods.
  3. Dirk Lott — 3090 days ago #

    hi
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    good luck

  4. Marion Merritt — 3088 days ago #

    hi
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    good luck

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