Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 22-SEP-2019 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Ian Giles
Pentecost 22 – Great wealth has a subtle power to tempt us into corrupt and disastrous behaviours, if we use it just for ourselves. In the gospels, Jesus oftem points an accusing finger at the self-satisfied wealthy who keep the written law to the letter but show no compassion for others. There can be a great disparity between the conditions of the wealthy and the poor, and the gospel calls on us to be responsive to the needs of others, acting with intention, passion, energy, focus, conviction, compassion, sensitivity, and love. The opposite of wealth should not be poverty, but dignity; and the opposite of poverty should not be wealth, but dignity. When you see great need, don't just pray for the victims with your thoughts and wishes, but pray for them also with your bodies, voices and votes.
Luke 16: 1-13

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