A parable of wickedness told to the wicked creates a challenge for people of faith who seek to do good — it is a call to good courage.
As a people of hope
Proper 22A | Matthew 21:33-46
When you drive by a building and they’ve got the Ten Commandments on a monument out front, what do you think?
I think about how these people clearly think that I’ll think something about them. And usually it has something to do with righteousness and doing what’s right in the sight of God. But that’s not what I actually think.
I’m usually thinking “Wow that’s NOT what Jesus would do.”
After all, he was the one who told the pious young man that the commandments weren’t everything. That they alone don’t communicate the sum of God’s grace.
And keeping them doesn’t keep us from violating God’s commands. If he is rich, he’s violating the commandments.
Then later, when asked about the greatest commandment, Jesus sums it up as love God and neighbor as yourself.
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