Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 09-FEB-2020 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Epiphany 5 – The day's scripture passage comes straight after the listing of the Beatitudes, a list of attitudes and actions of ultimate significance to the community; and anybody who lives and acts in accordance with those Beatitudes is to be blessed and congratulated. Every year on Australia Day, persons with outstanding achievements are honoured with national awards; so, in the light of the Beatitudes, to whom would Jesus be awarding honours in 2021? After Jesus had told his group of followers about the Beatitudes, he went on to tell them that they were collectively the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Salt being a preservative, could this be seen as a call for us to be preserving the Earth and its environment? And if we are the light of the world, it means that we are called to shine God's light into the dark places of human existence and expedite healing and justice.
Matthew 5: 13-20

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