This will be on the “Back Page” of the bulletin for this coming Sunday, Labor Day Sunday and the 12th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C), at Fishkill UMC. Service starts at 10:15 and you are welcome to be a part of the worship service.
I could not help but marvel at how appropriate the Scriptures for this Sunday are for today.
God, through His prophet Jeremiah, castigates the Israelites for destroying the land that they were given and once again seeking other gods.
Jesus questions the hospitality of His hosts because they save the good seats at the table for themselves and limit who may even sit at their table.
The writer of Hebrews tells us to not be worried about the material things of life. Somehow, our holidays of celebration have turned into markers of time and excuses to buy things.
John Wesley had no problems with anyone earning as much as they could. But he warned us against doing so on the backs of the labor class and the less fortunate. He also encouraged each of us to save as much as we could and to give as much as we could.
I hope that we will take some time this week and consider who the gods of our society are? It is a question that society has been asked since Paul debated the Athenians some two thousand years ago
On this weekend and in the coming days, consider who your God is. Are your priorities right or convenient? Remember that God has shown you in so different ways His love for you. How are you showing your love for Him? How are you telling the world who your God is?