Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 11 (16) 23 July 2023
Sermon: Weeds & Wheat, Faith & Flaws
Scriptures: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 (parable of the weeds and explanation) and Genesis 28:10-19a (Jacob’s ladder dream)
Theme: Nearly all of us have both faith and flaws in our lives and witness
Synopsis: Nearly all of us have both faith and flaws in our lives and witness. Jacob certainly did. That God continued to work in and through him, and he is even a patriarch of the Abrahamic faith traditions, can be encouraging for us, who are aware of both our faith and our flaws. The parable indicates that God allows both our faith and our flaws to exist side-by-side, and God will root out our flaws at the end.