Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 26-SEP-2021 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 18 – Small endeavours for our sacred Earth. What can one person do? – We would all know about the Parable of the Sower, in which a farmer has varying degrees of success and failure with his crop depending on where his grain happens to fall. The parable has had many interpretations. This sermon talks about planting seeds which need to be risked and committed to the soil for the sake of new life and creativity. John of Damascus, a Greek theologian of the 7th century, taught that the earth is to be honoured because God has filled all matter with his grace and power. The whole of creation is something to be marvelled at and held in reverence, in a multitude of small steps. It's about being at one with the earth. One person can do lots of things to save our ailing planet. God is the source of life, willing us to love fully, and to love wastefully like the Sower in the parable. He is calling us to be all that we can be.
Mark 4: 1-9

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