Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 11-NOV-2018 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Pentecost 25 – Jesus shows how we stand in judgement for our treatment of the poor and needy. Speaking with his disciples, he singled out Scribes in the vicinity of the Jerusalem temple, wealthy, self-important officials of the theocratic Jewish government with immense religious and political powers and a well-deserved reputation for corruption, especially in regard to widows. Then he pointed out an impoverished widow offering her very last two small coins to the temple treasury – a gift of far greater value to God than ostentatious donations from the wealthy. She knew she could say, "I matter to God". Jesus calls us to notice and embrace those whose bodies and lives are broken by injustice, by domestic or sexual violence – the homeless and hungry, those struggling to live on Newstart – to see in their faces the face of Christ.
Mark 12: 38-44

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