In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 14 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 12:32-40; Hebrews 11:1-16; Psalm 50:1-8,23-24; Isaiah 1:1,10-20.
We discuss Jesus' teaching about stewardship, specifically the story of a household waiting expectantly for the master's return. We consider the exemplary heroes in the faith who speak and act as though they are seeking the city God prepares for them. We briefly look at the Psalmist's reminder of God's preeminence as Judge of the earth and pair it with Isaiah's damning proclamation of judgment against injustice clothed in religiosity. Over all, we welcome the Lord's invitation to listen and repent and reflect on His generosity.
-Randy Alcorn's book Money, Possessions, and Eternity
-T.S. Eliot reading "Journey of the Magi"
-Excerpt from LMM Montgomery's "Anne of the Island"
-CS Lewis quote: “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” - from "The Weight of Glory" which is worth reading in full.
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.