Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 12-MAY-2019 - 11,00 AM Sermon
Geoff Boyce
Easter 4 – In Australia and elsewhere around the world, Psalm 23 – "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want ..." – would be the most recognised and best loved of all the psalms. It is often turned to in times of grief. In this sermon, it is examined in terms of the rules of hospitality and mutual obligation that were in effect at the time of its writing. For example, there was an obligation on a host to provide the very best of food and entertaknmnet for a stranger appearing at his door, and the stranger, now a friend, would have similar obligations towards his former host, and to any visitor to his home. In the history of the Israelites, their host was God; and with his grace and hospitality, God offered the Israelits a transformed lifestyle that would be a blessing for all. The psalm can be seen as a call to a "Radical Hospitality".
Psalm 23

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