In a world with constant reports of violence and disasters, how are we to respond? What are we to say? In this message Pastor Paul suggests a way to respond that will help us make a difference in our world for good.
Who do you say that I am? Jesus asks this question in our reading from Matthew’s gospel and it stirs up a lot of feelings and potential responses for most of us. Do we think about our identity as a child of God? Do we imagine ourselves in the context of our community of faith? Do we land somewhere in our sense of purpose? Do we recall all that God has done for us that we might be freed?
In part two of Matthew’s Gospel reading for this week, we hear another parable about weeds and wheat, but this time Jesus talks about evil. Pastor Paul asks how we can respond. Listen for one possible answer.