Sermon; The 19th Sunday after Pentecost: "With Us"
Date: September 30, 2018
Liturgical Day: The 19th Sunday after Pentecost; Proper 20B
When his disciples attempted to stop someone who was casting out demons in his name, Jesus startled them by declaring, “Whoever is not against us is for us.” In a radically divided time, this saying of Jesus may startle us as well. But we do well to remember his word, and allow it to shape our interactions with others. It is easy to identify who is different from us. It can sometimes be harder to identify what we have in common, and discover how to work together and accomplish what God has put ahead of us. But Jesus calls us to this work.