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Our Greatest Treasure

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also
Luke 12:32-48 or 12:35-40

Sermon Topic Ordinariness

Sermon Week Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C

Scripture Summary Luke 12:34

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According to one popular author, "People who are resting on their laurels are wearing them on the wrong end." This same author tells the story of man a named Jack whose "mind felt like a head of wilted lettuce" ...

He'd just returned from a meeting with his boss, and had found out that he wouldn't be getting the promotion he'd been hoping for. As he thought about the situation, Jack realized that he hadn't been performing well lately. He tried to put some pizzazz back into his thinking, but nothing worked. Finally he went to an idea doctor. "I don't seem to have it anymore," Jack explained. The doctor asked him a few questions: "Have you tried to stretch your imagination lately?" "No," Jack answered. "Have you kept an open mind on new possibilities for your life?" "No." "Have you been more or less conforming your life to ordinary patterns -- going along with the crowd?" "Yes," Jack replied. The questions went on like this for a while. Finally, Jack asked, "What's the diagnosis?" "There is no doubt about it," the idea doctor exclaimed, "You are stuck in a rut. At first I thought it was just a case of plaque-on-the-brain. Then all I'd have to do is prescribe some mental floss. But your situation is more serious. You've got your ends reversed. You see the human body has two ends on it--one to create with and one to sit on. If you sit around doing the same old things, your brain descends to the opposite end. Your ends get reversed." "What causes this?" Jack asked. To which the doctor replied, "The cause of your problem is that you arrogantly believe all the answers are in for you, and that you won't find a better way to do what you are doing. But perhaps it is just too late for you." "You mean there is no hope?" Jack asked. "There is always hope," said the doctor. "As a matter of fact, there is a remedy that's been around for centuries." "Let me have it," Jack said. At this point [...]

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