Seeing with a Grace-Filled Eye

Rev. John Scott Trotter St. Stephen’s, Blytheville; Calvary, Osceola Proper 20A Exodus 16:2-15; Matthew 20:1-16 It doesn’t matter how you count it—seven verses or a month and a half—it hasn’t been all that long since God lead the Hebrews from slavery, under harsh conditions, through the miraculous parting of the Red Sea, into the wilderness of Sin, by way of … Read More

Manna from Heaven

The Rev. Mary Vano St. Margaret’s, Little Rock Proper 20A Exodus 16:2-15; Matthew 20:1-16 When the Israelites looked back upon the stories of their faith they didn’t glamorize it much. Rather, they wrote plainly, even humbly, about the struggles that have characterized their relationship with God. As we have been reading through Exodus, it is evident that the story of … Read More

Gratitude, Fairness, and Goodness

Ray Brown St. Michael’s, Little Rock September 18, 2011 Proper 20A Did you see the story in the news last week about the young man in Pennsylvania who won $68 million in the lottery? Turns out his father is the CEO of the Marriott Hotel Chain and the kid is already worth millions. Some of those commenting on the online … Read More

Milkbone Underwear

The Rev. Tom Baker St. Stephen’s Church, Horseshoe Bend, Ark. September 18, 2011 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 20 Matthew 20:1-16 The old TV series “Cheers” was about a group of friends who worked or gathered at a bar in Boston. There was the bar’s owner Sam; his girl friend Diane; the not so smart bartender Woody and his wise … Read More

Grace in a Works-Righteousness World

The Rev. Kate Alexander Christ Church, Little Rock September 18, 2011 Proper 20, Year A At the tender age of four, my son has already learned how to work the system. On his first day of pre-K, he learned that you can earn little green tickets for good behavior, for things like raising your hand to talk or following the … Read More