Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Sunday, February 17th, 2019
I believe that we have a gnawing hunger within our very being named “Security.” Its alias is “Desire.” We constantly seek ways to satisfy this hunger. Advertisers know this and feed our soul hunger. They tempt us with “sugar for the soul” which may satisfy us now but ultimately leaves craving more.
In today’s gospel lesson Jesus did not commend poverty or hunger, or want. But neither did He condemn wealth. Rather he challenged us to take a closer look at our spiritual health in light of our wealth–for we are wealthy by the world’s standard. Jesus invited us to think about the real source of security. What really makes us secure?
Anthem Thanks Be to God Arranged by Noble Cain Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir
Offertory “Cathedral” Prelude in E Minor, BWV 533 J. S. Bach Performed by Joel Harper