August 20, 2017 — Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

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"Change is Easy, Right?"
"What are we going to do?" is a common question we ask. By asking it we place ourselves within the present as we look to the past for guidance and hope for the future once our decision has been made. God--in all ages and times--calls us to proclaim that God is Lord. So that's what Paul calls us to do; but he hesitates and tries to explain what we are called to do. We do this--we try to rationalize and control small parts of our lives; however, God continues to call us to proclaim God is Lord of all. Change is easy, right? What if we aren't called to change, but to do what we've always done well, like worship, education, mission and loving one another? That's a hard call, but one we can fulfill!