Sermon; the 25th Sunday after Pentecost: "Loving Neighbor"
Date: November 11, 2018
Liturgical Day: The 25th Sunday after Pentecost
As Elijah flees for his life from the wicked King Ahab and his wife Jezebel, God appoints a hungry widow in Zarephath to sustain him. This woman, who doesn’t even have enough to feed herself and her son, responds generously to God’s command, and becomes a lifeline to Elijah in his time of need. This widow is a saint and an inspiration. We turn to her story today in hopes that she can inspire us to be similarly generous with neighbors of ours who might find themselves in time of need. And Jesus promises us that as we do so, we are “not far from the kingdom of God.”