Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sun. Jun. 27, 2010 (Don Teichroeb)

Last Sunday we acknowledged three recent graduates from our congregation and Don Teichroeb noted that graduation is seen as a rite of passage for the young. Don said life usually proceeds in small steps in life’s journey and these steps lead to what seems like a major transition. The Elijah story raises the question of how one retires from a position of prominence as a major prophet. Elijah’s retirement strategy was a chariot ride to heaven. In the Luke passage Jesus tells people to count the cost of following him and he hears excuses of future obligations, like burying one’s still not deceased father. Having started on a path it is not always helpful to look to the past. The Galatians passage provides a list vices and virtues and Don noted the importance of focusing on the positive, on “love your neighbour as you love yourself.” Life is full of many gradual steps (like graduation), count the cost, don’t look back as you move forward, and focus on the positive. [HN] Listen to the sermon audio MP3 recording from Sunday, June 27th, 2010 using your browser's preferred media player.



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