Sermon Summary for Sunday, October 1st, 2017 | Respectfully Submitted by Meghann K. Humphreys
Forgiveness is always there for us.
Forgiveness opens a future for us every day.
Every moment is there for us to be forgiven.
Is there anything holding us back from receiving that grace? Are any of us stuck in our relationships with God?
Jesus ticks off the chief priest and elders and doesn’t help matters with his story about the two sons – one who says “no” but goes, the second who says “yes” but doesn’t go. We don’t know the motivation of the sons or what their backstories are. There are things we don’t know about one another. We are all different and we feel strongly about our differences.
We are encouraged to engage in conversations with people who think differently, to understand, to grow in compassion and mercy.
It is by God’s mercy that we can forgive and grow together.