7.7.19 Sermon - "Go With Integrity"

What matters is a harvest and kingdom of peace and of mercy. And the only way - at least in Jesus’s imagination - is for us to let go. And we let go, and what we find is God is as close as a loving mother holding her child to her breast, to provide sustenance and nourishment and comfort. That God is as close as a proud papa bouncing a toddler on his knee, causing laughter and squeals of delight. God is as close as a grain of wheat, ready to be plucked from the grassy blade, and ground into meal for bread that will satisfy the most desperate hunger. So let us like the seventy followers go, not depending on our own abilities and not worrying about ourselves or about others, but go with integrity, go with discipline, go with attention - paying attention - to where the harvest is ready. Knowing, that God holds us in the crook of her almighty arms.” - Rev. Jonathan Myers

Readings: Isaiah 66:10-14, Psalm 30, Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20