Sermon: 20 Pentecost—October 27, 2019–William Bradbury–Sirach 35:12-17, Psalm 84:1-6, 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18, Luke 18:9-14
Decades ago, when I led the youth group in Saint Paul’s Church, in Augusta, Georgia we’d do the Trust exercise. You all know how it goes: you pick a partner and then you practice falling backwards into the arms of your partner. We’ve seen sitcoms where the person who is the catcher gets distracted and the one falling goes all the way to the floor, and gets a big laugh. So mostly we know you have to really trust the person who is behind you, otherwise you can get hurt and worse, appear to be a gullible fool. In our parable, today, we see two religious men given the chance to play the Trust Game.