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A God We Can Love

you shall love the Lord your God
Matthew 22:34-40

Sermon Topic Love

Sermon Week Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A

Scripture Summary Matthew 22:37


Today's Gospel Lesson contains a phrase we should never go beyond until we're sure we understand its implication: "You shall love the Lord your God." A Little essay on God, written by an eight-year-old Southern California lad puts a little light on the subject: "One of God's jobs is making people," the boy wrote . . .

He makes these to put in place of the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grown-ups. Just kids. I think it's because they are smaller and easier to make. That way He doesn't have to take up His valuable time teaching them how to talk and walk. He can just leave that up to moms and dads. I think it works out pretty good.

God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, especially in Church and at bedtime. God sees everything, hears everything, and is everywhere, which keeps Him pretty busy.

Jesus is God's son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and doing miracles and trying to teach people about God who didn't want to learn. They finally got tired of His preaching to them and they made Him die on a cross. But He was good and kind like His Father, and He told His Father that they didn't know any better and to forgive them, and God said "OK!"

Jesus' Father liked everything He had done and all His hard work on earth, and He told Him He didn't have to go out on the road anymore. So He raised Him up to Heaven and told Him He could stay up there. So Jesus did. And now He helps His Father out by listening to prayers. You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to hear you because they've got it worked out so at least one of them is on duty all the time.1

God sees everything, hears everything, and is everywhere. That's good theology we're getting from that young lad. [...]

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