Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 01-SEP-2019 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Liellie McLaughlin
Pentecost 12 – This church service coincided with the first day of Spring, and our preacher likened a blessing to a beautiful flower coming out of a bud that had been forming down in the soil. A blessing is an act of reverence, freely given from one to another. When Jesus arrived at a Pharisee's house for a formal Sabbath meal, he was carefully watched to see how he would react to the presence of a man with a severe medical condition. (It is related in verses 2 to 6, but skipped in the prescribed lectionary reading.) The Pharisees were a group of cold-hearted watchers; they lacked love and their compassion had grown cold. Blessing is something that comes from within, like a flower emerging from a bud. We need to be taught again of the loveliness within us, to be told of it by word and touch, and to share it. It comes from Jesus, and it passes through us to others.
Luke 14: 1, (2-6), 7-14

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