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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Proper 20C

To climb up the corporate ladder, sometimes you have to walk on a few people. It’s not really stealing if it is their mistake. It’s so much work to take care of Grandpa, let’s just let him die.

Such is the wisdom of the world. It makes our hearts yearn for more and take advantage of whoever gets in our way to get ahead.

The prophet Amos proclaims, “Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bring the poor of the land to an end…” “I will turn your feasts into mourning….”

Though we try to justify ourselves “in the sight of men,” God knows our sinful hearts and calls us to repentance. Though we are “not strong enough to dig,” and we are “ashamed to beg”, He justifies us by His grace and welcomes us into His “eternal dwellings” by the cross of Jesus.

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.

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