July 23, 2023

“Shine Like the Sun”

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

As in last week’s story, Jesus seems to be telling us that God is somewhat sloppy when it comes to bestowing gifts. Actually, it wasn’t just Jesus—from the book of Genesis on, we find God being willing to call and equip individuals whose flaws were as obvious as their strengths. A lot of the folks God chooses wouldn’t even make the first cut for our lists. That is good news for us, frankly. We are often more aware of our flaws than our strengths, too. God still has a place, even for the likes of us. What a gospel!

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