Good morning, gals and pals! (Or, good whatever part of the day it is, when you first read this.) When I was first assigned this weekend, I was going to be preaching, but now, it's out congregation's Big Stewardship Push Weekend, and our interim Sr. Pastor wanted to do the Big Stewardship Push.
So I come to you truly humble this morning, because I don't have to preach.
However, I am thinking about the texts, and particularly the gospel reading, today. Pride and humility. Righteousness and wretchedness. Pharisees and tax collectors. Of course there's the good fight of the apostle Paul, and the prophets Jeremiah and Joel to choose from too. There's a great discussion of the scripture readings here.
And I am serving breakfast today, for all preachers and non-preachers. I've got my famous blueberry pancakes (thanks, Betty Crocker!), turkey sausage, orange juice and fair trade coffee. Would you like some? I'm serving both preachers and non-preachers, the righteous and the wretched, pharisees and tax-collectors alike.
by the way, the picture is from here