An Approach to Evil

Date: July 23, 2017
Liturgical Day: The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost; Proper 11A

weeds sown among wheat
let them be — plant seeds of faith
our call to service

Summary:
In today’s Gospel lesson Jesus uses a surprising image which encourages us to leave the eradication of evil to others, and spend our time being agents for good. Our church has a long tradition of encouraging this. How will we live it out in our day-to-day lives?

Some discussion Questions:
1. How will I focus less on the evil around me and more on the good I am called to do?
2. What encouragement does Paul provide  in Romans 8:12-25 for those of us who want to follow Christ with our lives?
3. Reflecting on Isaiah 44:6-8, why does following and trusting in God allow a believer to be less captivated by fear?

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