The following is not one of my better ones. The Gospel reading was one that there is a bit of irony when you say, "This is the Gospel of the Lord" afterward, because it is such a heavy Law text. In this one, I THINK in this sermon, the Law was proclaimed in a way that did indeed accuse the hearers (of course, it is not me who works, but the Spirit and the Spirit will work whne and where he wills.) However, I struggled to bring appropriate Gospel into the sermon and don't think the Gospel predominated in this one. Nonetheless, here it is . . .
[size=59]The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 13 C)
August 5, 2007
â€œWhereâ€™s Your Treasure?â€