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What God Feels Like

...cure those who are sick, and say, 'The Kingdom of God is very near you'
Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 or 10:1-9

Sermon Topic Kingdom of God

Sermon Week Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C

Scripture Summary Luke 10:9

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A woman hovers between life and death in the hospital's intensive care unit. A tangle of tubes are connected to various parts of her body. From time to time she awakens to the blips and beeps of the monitoring machines and the steady "whoosh-whoosh" of the respirator...

The family visits this hospital wilderness four times a day. But as they stand by the bedside hour after hour, as they hold their beloved's hands and stroke her hair, as they hold on to each other, they can be heard to say, "We'll be all right as long as we have each other." They know in their heart of hearts what is sustaining them, day after day and week after week. They know in their heart of hearts what is enabling them to hope and to love in the hospital wilderness. They know in their heart of hearts that it is God's Holy Spirit that gives them life. Even as they are confronted with the distorted figure lying before them, and the painful fact of death, in their heart of hearts they experience the sustaining grace of a Gracious God who gives meaning to it all.

Years ago, an experiment was conducted to measure people's capacity to endure pain. How long could a bare-footed person stand in a bucket of ice water? It was discovered that when there was someone else present offering encouragement and support, the person standing in the ice water could tolerate the pain twice as long as when there was no one else present.

Soon after her brother was born, little Jenny began asking her parents to leave her alone with the new baby. But the parents worried that like most four-year-olds, Jenny might be feeling a little jealous and might do something that would upset or hurt the baby. So they said "No." But Jenny showed no signs of jealousy and treated her little brother gently and affectionately when her parents were present. And so they finally said, "Okay, Jenny. We'll let you be alone with the baby for a few minutes. Eagerly, Jenny went into the [...]

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