Walking the Path of Love

The Rev. Lisa Hlass St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Little Rock 23 October 2011 The 19th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 25, Year A Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Psalm 1; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46 Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command. … Read More

The Love of God

Pat Barker Trinity Episcopal, Searcy, Ark. October 23, 2011 Proper 25A This is the final episode in Matthew where we see the leaders of the religious/political establishment directly challenge Jesus. Jesus was becoming popular with the crowds, and the elite were getting nervous. They needed to embarrass him in front of the crowds; or get him to say something that … Read More

Game, Set, Match

Rev. Tom Baker St. Andrew’s, Mountain Home, Ark. October 23, 2011 Year A Proper 25 Matthew 22:34-46 There I was, doing what a lot of people here in Mountain Home do—standing in line at Wal-Mart. As I waited, the couple behind me started complaining about the upcoming presidential election, especially the debates. They talked about how politicians no longer debate … Read More

Frenemy

The Rev. John Drymon St. Paul’s Episcopal, Batesville, Ark. The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 25, Year A October 23, 2011 Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Matthew 22:34-46 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. The great English writer G.K. Chesterton once said of today’s Gospel, “Jesus here tells us to love our … Read More